Not content with having created a bespoke Chanel supermarket, magical Chanel forest, waterfall and spaceship, this season, Karl Lagerfeld created the holiday of our dreams for his Paris Fashion Week SS19 show. Bravo.
The show might have been held, like previous season, at the Grand Palais in Paris, however the audience was most definitely on the French Riviera.
You see, Karl shunned the catwalk in favour of an bonafide beach. There was sand, water, and even a lifeguard tower (an ode to Baywatch? Pamela Anderson did attend after all…). Karl himself stood on the jetty to watch the finale.
Models Kaia Gerber and Adwoa Aboah walked barefoot along the beach, feet in the water, against a blue sky backdrop. It looked like a holiday, and that’s because it was.
The whole set was inspired by the designer’s childhood holidays on the German island of Sylt. As for the clothes, they very much carried the ‘vacances’ themes.
There were monogrammed wicker caps, oversized slogan t-shirts, cycling shorts, beach-towel inspired bags and dresses as well as some pretty tropical prints.
If editors were feeling any sort of fashion week fatigue, it was clearly gone after a trip to the Riviera.