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  • May 5th, 2017
    A MODERN MYTHOLOGY

    A MODERN MYTHOLOGY

    "I’m expressing through fashion a fascination I’ve had since childhood. The first book I read was Homer." Karl Lagerfeld has reinvented the repertoire of narratives and shapes for the Cruise 2017/18 collection.

  • May 5th, 2017
    EMBROIDERED BIB

    EMBROIDERED BIB

    Simple dresses in linen canvas inspired by the Spartan wardrobe have a pleated skirt and bibbed bodice embellished with multicolored stones.

    © Lucile Perron

  • May 5th, 2017
    VARIATIONS ON WHITE

    VARIATIONS ON WHITE

    For the 2017/18 Cruise collection, Karl Lagerfeld recasts the codes of Antiquity. Dazzling white guipure, silk, crepe and jersey feature motifs borrowed from ancient architecture and ceramics.

    © Anne Combaz

  • May 5th, 2017
    ACCESSORIES FROM THE 2017/18 <BR />CRUISE COLLECTION

    ACCESSORIES FROM THE 2017/18
    CRUISE COLLECTION

  • May 5th, 2017
    EMBROIDERED RIBBONS

    EMBROIDERED RIBBONS

    

Like the Olympic laurel wreath, satin ribbons embroidered with beads and golden flowers highlight the face while lending fluidity to the silhouettes.

    © Alix Marnat

  • May 5th, 2017
    MUSIC REPERTOIRE

    MUSIC REPERTOIRE

    Music of the Cruise 2017/18 show by Michel Gaubert

    1. Medea Pier Paolo Pasolini
    00:30
    • 1. Medea 00:30
      Pier Paolo Pasolini
    • 2. The Four Horsemen 00:30
      Aphrodite's Child
    • 3. Iannis Xenakis : Aïs 00:30
      Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg dirigé par Arturo Tamayo
    • 4. Torment of One 00:30
      Lo Kindre
    • 5. Seven Bowls 00:30
      Aphrodite's Child
    • 6. Dust 00:30
      The Golden Filter
    • 7. Rachel's Song (in Blade Runner Soundtrack) 00:30
      Vangelis
    • 8. Popova 00:30
      Naum Gabo
  • May 5th, 2017
    CHANEL'S GABRIELLE BAG <BR />CRUISE 2017/18

    CHANEL'S GABRIELLE BAG
    CRUISE 2017/18

    Ornamental friezes and Mediterranean colors : CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag is revisited in new variations for the Cruise 2017/18 collection.

    © Kristy Sparrow

  • May 5th, 2017
    THE MODERNITY OF ANTIQUITY

    THE MODERNITY OF ANTIQUITY

    A landscape of ancient Greek ruins greeted guests at the Cruise 2017/18 show at the Grand Palais, Paris. In this timeless setting, Karl Lagerfeld presented his vision of an imaginary Antiquity, with some 85 designs. His journey back in time gave a reinvented, modern elegance to the traditional codes of classicism.

    Flowing lines, draped silhouettes and sunburst pleats, shoulders draped or gathered, belted waists, asymmetrical necklines, bustiers, long skirts, pants and jumpsuits, in colors ranging from dazzling white to beige and navy to black, as well as subtly shimmering golds and terracottas reminiscent of ancient ceramics. The models wore tweed, jersey, silk, linen, knits, lace and crepon with brightly colored column-heeled gladiator sandals. The pure, clean lines are enhanced with delicate embroidery, rough fringes and refined details, and accessorized with long necklaces, bracelets and cuffs, and headpieces like laurel wreaths. Fringed, unlined tweed weaves appear in tunic dresses with zippers and rope belts and loose crossover coats. Tweed weaves heighten the clean lines of a dress and jacket ensemble, an A-line jacket and a classic suit rounded at the hips like an amphora. Short, pleated skirts or flowing lengths, riding robes, dresses for vestal virgins, nymphs and goddesses, mythology, Praxitele's sculptures... The canons of classical beauty dialogue with Parisian chic and the CHANEL codes.

    To conclude this inspiring collection, draped dresses and tunics with prints of laurel wreaths and oak leaves dotted with camellias, while long dresses in white crepon with fitted waists embroidered with sequins celebrate an idea of eternal beauty.

    Françoise-Claire Prodhon

    © Olivier Saillant

  • May 5th, 2017
    INTERVIEW WITH KARL LAGERFELD

    INTERVIEW WITH KARL LAGERFELD

    By Susannah Frankel

  • May 5th, 2017
    THE OWL : A MYTHOLOGICAL SYMBOL

    THE OWL : A MYTHOLOGICAL SYMBOL

    The owl, accompanied by an olive branch, is the symbol of Athens. In an echo of the currency used in the city in ancient times, this motif, a mythological symbol of wisdom, embellishes the minaudières in this collection.

    © Anne Combaz

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