CHANEL NEWS

INTERVIEW WITH KARL LAGERFELD

By Susannah Frankel

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BLACK SATIN

Evening gowns in gathered or draped satin, with shoulders bare or trimmed with feathers, are worn with matching boaters.

FRAGMENTS

Fall-Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture collection

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© Jesper Haynes

BACKSTAGE

A few minutes before the Fall-Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture show under the nave of the Grand Palais.

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE EIFFEL TOWER

Under the glass roof of the Grand Palais, an Eiffel Tower stretches skywards. The iron girders of the two nineteenth-century monuments almost touch.

Guests stroll round the foot of the tower before sitting down on the green chairs typical of Paris gardens. The models parade along the pathways. The Haute Couture silhouettes are straight or cinched at the waist, flared or curved, and the tweeds, wools, and chiffons are autumnal in hue, in shades of bordeaux, green, and russet.

The top of the tower seems to vanish in the mist before the guests' eyes. Among those watching the show were Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Caroline de Maigret and Sofia Coppola.

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