Karl Lagerfeld is promoting ‘Live life Chanel style’ in the world of fashion as we’ve already been to Chanel branded Parisian Cafe, supermarket, streets of Paris and a full bloom garden to witness the label’s latest creations. This time the French luxury fashion house raises the stakes by putting up the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture show in a casino themed set. Inspired by an Art Deco casino, the celebrity-studded event kicked off in style under the roof of Grand Palais, Paris. The set’s grand, modern-deco look featured a raised perimeter around a center floor anchored by roulette and blackjack tables.The makeshift casino hosted glamorous gamblers like Kristen Stewart, Rita Ora, Geraldine Chaplin, Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp, Lara Stone, Stella Tennant and Julianne Moore. Each high roller diva, dressed in customized Chanel designs and dazzling diamonds, stirred up some action at the central tables. WWD reports that they played the wheel and numbers convincingly to add authenticity to the show. Karl’s obsession with modernity reflects clearly in his creations that hit the runway. The legend has made use of 3D printing for a futuristic version of the classic Chanel suit. However Lagerfeld also reverted to more conventional couture methods for the rest of the collection. Models sporting short-bob hairstyles hit the runway to put up the 67-piece collection.The most classic iterations of the Chanel suit weren’t tweed but made of some kind of quilted mesh. The label’s signature jacket showed up in the classic house shape to cropped boxy styles to hip-length versions with dropped lapels and loose, flyaway backs. Evening wear collection included lace-and-organza dress with a full, stiffened skirt, cocktail dresses with layered skirts, shimmering bead-encrusted gowns and a black evening coat with flower petal-like cutouts.
The showstopper of the show, Kendall Jenner, walked in as the Chanel bride, wearing a white double-breasted trouser suit with a long veil training from her shoulders.The creative force behind one of the world’s most renowned labels, Karl Lagerfeld spoke about the collection, “The interest is that we take the most iconic jackets from the 20th century, and make it in something you couldn’t even imagine then for the 21st century.” And throwing more light on the decor, he added that he was inspired by “The ambiance of casinos at a time when people dressed up. They didn’t appear to try and win to pay the rent at the end of the month. Today casinos are a bit more dreary because people no longer get dolled up.”
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