This Paris Fashion Week saw an influx of out-of-this-world set design, but it was the simplicity and serene setting at Chanel that made the fashion set stop and stare.
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Virginie Viard orchestrated a vast, open, frame-less setting within Paris' Grand Palais, where the focus was on letting models, including Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Australia's own Adut Akech, walk freely. “It was about creating a very simple, very pure momentum,” said Viard. “Romanticism, but without any flourishes. Emotions but without any frills."
The designer was inspired by the late Karl Lagerfeld, with jodhpurs that open over seven-league boots. Viard also returned costume jewellery to the runway, with models chic ensembles amped up with Chanel logo bracelets and necklaces, embellished crosses that dangled between lapels, and myriad gold chains and strings of pearls layered over bodices.
“I love CHANEL so much, this collection could only be a new ode," Viard said.