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SPRING-SUMMER 2018
HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

At the heart of a verdant landscape, beneath the nef of the Grand Palais, CHANEL presents its Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection. Guests discover the poetic and modern opus in a leafy grove set that encompasses a fountain and an alcove of wooden plaits where roses, ivy and jasmin intertwine. Throughout the 68 looks, Karl Lagerfeld combines all of the ateliers know-how which exhilarates the lightness of tulles, silks, chiffons and organzas whether they be pleated, embroidered with sequins, beads, stones or strass. The models walk the show with floral hat-veils and plexiglass heeled low-boots in tweed.

This season, soft toned and powder tinted tweed suits are cut straight or slightly trapeze with a relaxed collar and rounded shoulders while skirts open unto vivid shades of satin. Sometimes the suit transforms into a coat-dress, at times into a trompe l'oeil styled dress, occasionally into a long tunic dress or as flared jackets, worn with skirts or French-style breeches.

Evening gowns alternate between slender shapes and airy volumes, subtle superimpositions and transparencies. The bustier mini-dress, which is entirely embroidered and covered with a stone studded and beaded tulle. The bottom of a long duchess satin dress is puffed with tulle, the painted flowers that ornate it, dancing about a light skirt. Anemones, buttercups, carnations and bouquets of camellia bloom beneath layers of embroideries. Spring inspires this rich palette of colors that range from light tints (white, pink, tender green, orange, grey and gentle taupe), brighter hues (vivid coral and fuchsia, electric blue, mint-green), to deeper tones (black and ink).

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THE GUESTS AT THE
HAUTE COUTURE SHOW

The Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture show gathered the friends of the House and the House ambassadors at the Grand Palais. Rita Ora, Ayami Nakajo, Caroline de Maigret, Sofia Coppola, Alice Dellal, Marion Cotillard and Ella Purnell were among the guests attending the show.

KARL LAGERFELD'S INSPIRATIONS

Interview with the artistic director of the House about the Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection.

THE SPRING-SUMMER 2018
HAUTE COUTURE SHOW

The Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection at the Grand Palais.


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MOOD OF THE SHOW

In a verdant decor created under the glass roof of the Grand Palais, the Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection showcases a sculptural silhouette, featuring embroidery work with beads, stones and feathers by the 31, rue Cambon ateliers. Floral embroideries, lace and other adornments enhance the new combinations of shapes and forms imagined by Karl Lagerfeld.

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AIRY FIGURES

In a light pink look, model Kaia Gerber walks the show. The hooped dress, complete with feather puffed baby-doll sleeves makes for an airy figure. This draped bustier, whose flower embroidered veil contrasts with the feather lightness of the underskirt, moves to the rhythm of her footsteps.

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FLORAL ASSORTMENT

Ranging in prints, embroideries or lace, flowers are sprinkled throughout the collection. Bouquets of anemones and buttercups, petals of wisteria and carnations are meshed with the traditional camellia, signature flower of the House. Leafy gems, floral laces enhanced with stones, botanical embroideries, and other floral plumetis, adorn dotted-muslin bustier dresses and evening gowns. Tiered skirts in tulle or feather look as if they are flowers about to bloom. Multicolored petals in watercolor tints are printed on the light flowing skirts.

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THE HAUTE COUTURE SUIT

Luna Bijl opens the show wearing a pomegranate tweed ensemble. The iconic tailored jacket, lightly trapeze in shape, reveals rounded shoulders. The front of it harbors two discreet pockets in which models can on occasion slip their hands into. These "smiling pockets" illustrate "the new attitude" for Haute Couture as imagined by Karl Lagerfeld. The straight skirt presents slits in curved lines recalling the rounded cuts of the front of the vest. Pearl-brocade and sequined ankle boots complete the look.

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