Chanel recre­ates stroll down the Seine in cat­walk ode to Paris

Chanel’s lat­est show comes weeks af­ter the French brand lifted the lid on its fi­nan­cial re­sults for the first time in its 108-year his­tory, re­veal­ing it­self as one of the big­gest lux­ury la­bels in the world by sales.

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MOD­ELS strut­ted past Parisian land­marks, in­clud­ing the green book stalls that line the river Seine, at Chanel’s fash­ion show, as the lux­ury la­bel mocked up an en­tire ci­tyscape to present its lat­est Haute Cou­ture col­lec­tion.

The fash­ion house, known for its ex­trav­a­gant run­way dis­plays, set the scene for its win­ter styles un­der an im­pos­ing recre­ation of the domed, neo­clas­si­cal In­sti­tut de France that houses the coun­try’s lan­guage coun­cil, and looms over the river.

The first styles out of the blocks in­cluded an ar­ray of tweed suits - a Chanel sta­ple reimag­ined for ev­ery col­lec­tion by oc­to­ge­nar­ian de­signer Karl Lager­feld - in shades of grey that evoked chic Parisian looks from the 1940s.

How­ever the jack­ets and straight skirts fea­tured slits, cre­at­ing flares on the arms as mod­els dis­played a glimpse of long, fin­ger­less gloves. Other

stand­outs in­cluded puffy party dresses with feath­ered hem­lines and edgier, rock-style gowns with a metal­lic glint.

Only a hand­ful of brands be­long to the se­lect Haute Cou­ture club, as op­posed to the fash­ion la­bels that present ready-to-wear col­lec­tions. To qual­ify, brands have to be ap­proved by French fash­ion’s gov­ern­ing body and ful­fil cri­te­ria cov­er­ing staffing, skills and the ser­vice of­fered to pri­vate clients.

Chanel’s lat­est show comes weeks af­ter the French brand lifted the lid on its fi­nan­cial re­sults for the first time in its 108-year his­tory, re­veal­ing it­self as one of the big­gest lux­ury la­bels in the world by sales. The com­pany, owned by two se­cre­tive French bil­lion­aires, re­buffed the sug­ges­tion that it could be an­gling for a sale or stock mar­ket list­ing, say­ing it wanted to re­main pri­vate and in­de­pen­dent. – Reuters

Cre­ations by Chanel dur­ing the 2018-2019 Fall/Win­ter Haute Cou­ture col­lec­tion fash­ion show in Paris.

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