Ambassadors and friends of the House came together at the Grand Palais to discover the cruise 2019/20 collection presented in the timeless décor of a train station, the point of departure for a journey. After the show, guests shared their impressions about the new collection.
Knits run like rail tracks in the Cruise 2019/20 collection. Knitted vests with black and mocha stripes, sometimes embroidered with sequins, take the shape of gilets and are contrasted with trousers and shorts in white coated canvas. Left open or delicately tied with a satin bow, they create a comfortable and functional allure.
Silhouettes took on diaphanous hues, in blocks of pale mauve and sky blue and gradiations of violet, soft pink and aqua. Wide canvas trousers, tweed ensembles, poplin shirts tied with oversized bows, and ruffled chiffon dresses emerged in a palette of pastels, recalling impressionist paintings.
A minimalistic long evening dress in black linen etches a pure line and is edged with CHANEL’s statement chain, its effect reinforced by a high, white removable stiff shirt collar. Strict, geometrical and accessorised with a sequinned double-C brooch, this collar elongates the silhouette through the contrast of black and white.
Models walked along the platforms at the Grand Palais wearing pointed-toe pumps with small conic heels. In keeping with the spirit of CHANEL's iconic shoes, the signature two-toned pump was revisited in contrasting hues, adorned with a thin strap and a gold-tone clasp.
For Cruise 2019/20, CHANEL explores new possibilities for the CHANEL tweed suit, the House's timeless icon and the epitome of the savoir-faire in its ateliers housed on the rue Cambon. Whether with a rounded, wing or standup collar, elongated with a miniskirt or A-line skirt, the jacket takes on the shades of white in pure hues, embellished with jewelled buttons and trim reprising CHANEL's signature metallic chain. Its silk chiffon lining incorporates a delicate chain to ensure the jacket falls perfectly, and coordinates with print motifs on tops embroidered with flowers.
Claudia Schiffer, Lily-Rose Depp, Liu Wen, Nana Komatsu and Keira Knightley were among the show’s guests. After seeing the collection, ambassadors and friends of the House continued their journey at Le Riviera, an Art Nouveau-inspired brasserie designed by CHANEL at the Grand Palais.