“Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the house of Chanel’s success throughout the world," Chanel chief executive officer Alain Wertheimer said following the news. "Today we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early '80s to reinvent the brand."
Every fashion week, from ready-to-wear, to resort and haute couture, the fashion world eagerly awaited to see what Karl Lagerfeld dreamed up and made a reality for a Chanel show. From an enormous Eiffel Tower to a cruise ship and a real-life beach, it seems the Chanel world knows no boundaries, consistently delivering the best sets, show after show.
Following the death of Lagerfeld, we take a look back at some of Chanel's most epic sets. Because as we now know, it’s a Chanel world, we’re just living in it.
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