CHANEL CATWALK: A timeline of the most iconic fashion shows

For the past few days I’ve been stumbling upon Chanel’s fashion shows in exhibitions, on my Facebook timeline, in articles… Organically I decided to dedicate a blog post to them. In parallel this will serve as an introduction to my future Trend Report that consists of looking at art in fashion. 

This post is a small timeline of a few of Chanel’s most iconic fashion shows, under the direction of Karl Lagerfeld.

AUTUMN/WINTER 10: Golden Lion – Couture 

In the Grand Palais in Paris, a 8 tons bronze lion was the centre around which models walked in Fall Couture. The models were walking out of a giant pearl at the foot of the lion, which was Coco Chanel’s star-sign.

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http://www.vogue.co.uk/shows/autumn-winter-2010-couture/chanel/collection/

 

SPRING/SUMMER 12: Space Shuttle – Couture 

Recreating a space shuttle the show had a futuristic and spacial feel to it with mannequins modelling different shades of couture blue.

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AUTUM/WINTER 14/15: Supermarket 

Disposable fashion – the evident inspiration for this innovative collection by Lagerfeld. The Grand Palais, Paris was transformed into one giant supermarket with Chanel trolleys and baskets, Chanel water, spaghetti and paint pots.

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SPRING/SUMMER 15: Street Protest 

A feminist riot on “Boulevard Chanel” @ the Grand Palais- a fashion show with a cause.

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SPRING/SUMMER 16: Chanel Airlines 

Once more reinventing Paris’ Grand Palais completely by making it into a very chic airport with flight attendants, check-ins and security controls.

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SPRING 16: The Green House – Couture 

A modern doll’s house recreation in the Grand Palais with ECO-GREEN as its main theme although the collection’s palette was more pastel, black and crisp white than green.

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SPRING/SUMMER 17: The Digital Era

Karl Lagerfeld represented the era we’re in right now by making his models walk inside of a giant computer. The tweeds and delicate lingerie clashed with our modern world and our very close and intimate relationship with smartphones and computers.

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And finally the Métiers d’Art 2016/2017 Ready-To-Wear Cosmopolites: 

In the just renovated Ritz Hotel in Paris, the splendid and somewhat candid show a few days ago was a beautiful moment for Chanel’s Haute Couture.

Watch the full fashion show on here:

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