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In case you missed it, Chanel’s AW17 show at Paris Fashion Week 2017 was out of this world. And we mean that literally, since it was space themed.
Never one to do things by halves (yes we are referring to the Chanel supermarket, now THAT’s our kind of shopping), Karl Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais into a makeshift space station - gigantic rocket and all.
The collection itself was nothing short of fabulous: spaceships must have a fancy dress code indeed. Glitter boots, planet bags, silver foil coats and high neck dresses are clearly all you need for intergalactic travel, and we’re totally on board.
There were too many fabulous moments to mention, so we’ve narrowed it down to five for you.
1. Astronauts Gigi, Bella and Kendall ready for take off
The model squad was out in force at the show. While Cara Delevingne sat this one out (she was on the FROW though, don’t worry), on the runway, Gigi and Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner looked like bona fide astronauts. You know, if astronauts wore perfectly tailored houndstooth, shimmering dresses and glitter boots.
2. The space blankets
It’s obviously very cold on Mars, so you would need a blanket to keep warm. But any old blanket won’t do, it needs to be this super sleekwrap-around, available in silver and lilac. Who says you can’t be stylish and warm?
3. The planet bags
Sigh. This is love. We’ve found the perfect evening bag. Just look at those perfect orbs of joy.
4. Galactic prints
On Planet Earth, it might all be about florals, but in a galaxy far, far away, galactic prints rule. We love these astronaut and planet prints on both dresses and suits.
5. The space rocket launching
I mean come on, Karl launched an actual Chanel spaceship. You can’t top that.
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.
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