Trees, a 20 foot waterfall, an actual gushing stream (white water rafting here we come), all we needed was a goat to trot by or Julie Andrews to sing from the rooftop of the Grand Palais to really bring home that mountainous al-fresco feeling. Was this a celebration of the wonderful natural world we live in? This green or should we say (verte) and pleasant land. Who knows, but the effect was incredible.
As the models prepared for the runway (Kaia Gerber, Stella Maxwell, Adowa Aboah) the water crashed over the Chanel mountain ever more fervently and the excitement mounted. If frow-goers weren’t taking last minute selfies of themselves they were pausing iPhone ready to catch the first look as it hit the runway – such is the fervour around getting that first Chanel shot.
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The water theme continued through the collection with thigh high see-through plastic waders, jackets and hats. Rethinking the straw boater in white and see-through plastic in sweet and chic super Chanel way. With skirts with fish scale effects and earrings that looked like drops of water, and most cute – a plastic granny hood for when you’re caught short in a spring shower, a bag that looked like a swimming float arm band – the styling details were clever and endlessly Instagrammable.
Never one to fail his loyal Chanel clients when you stripped all of this away the classic Chanel suits in pastel tweeds, LBD’s and LWD’s were all there too. But when Mr Lagerfeld emerged from the mountain’s cave you just wondered was he was reminding us that nothing (not even that super expensive new bag) is more precious than the natural world around us.