- Don-Alvin Adegeest |
'If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.' Or in this case Chanel, who brought Greece to Paris.
Designer Karl Lagerfeld created a replica of the Temple of Poseidon in the Galerie Courbe at the Grand Palais, where his latest Cruise collection gave guests a Mediterranean presentation with a hint of Ancient Greece, complete with stone pillars and backdrop of crumbling seaside ruins.
Models dressed as Grecian goddesses wore Chanel's staple tweed, this season in tunics with hand-frayed edges, cream knits and pleated skirts alongside the dreamy colours of a Santorini sunset.
Lagerfeld didn't mince words when it came to describing his inspiration: “It had nothing to do with a country. Reality is of no interest to me. I use what I like. My Greece is an idea,” read the show notes.
Elsewhere toga and column dresses, palazzo pants and burlap skirts proved for a luxurious proposition for resort 2018.
Photo credit: Chanel.com