CHANEL Resort 2019 collection
The Grand Palais transformed into an elegant French garden for the Couture Spring/Summer 2018 runway, pulling out all the stops this time around with an enormous liner named La Pausa. It’s a name that acknowledges the house’s beginnings and Coco Chanel, who fell in love with the charming village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin during a cruise and moved there in 1929, to a house bearing the same name.
Karl Lagerfeld paid homage to the first Chanel Cruise collection which was designed by Coco Chanel in 1919 and presented in Biarritz. Coco Chanel had a passion for seaside resorts, like Deauville, where she showed marine-inspired outfits in 1913. The naval world was the theme of the Cruise 2019 collection. Marine prints, straw boater hats with white ribbons and red tassels, and navy blue and white scarves made for an ultra-chic wardrobe designed to be worn by the sea.
The classic Parisian hat was placed center stage in the collection, worn by models decked out in tweed. As a final elegant touch, berets were decorated with the double C logo and crystal-covered camellias! The house’s famous double C appeared on everything from tops to jewelry and belts. For this show, it was XXL and Nineties vibe for sure. The jewelry layering trend was seen in full force with XXL bracelets, necklaces, and pearl belts, all in vivid tones and bearing the house’s XXL logo. In true Chanel style, layers of pearl necklaces were a strong feature in many looks.
Word is the spectacular show was followed by a wild party on board La Pausa. French artists including Corine and Sébatien Tellier gave electrifying performances for lucky attendees on this one-of-a-kind cruise ship.