• July 9th, 2015
    Par Françoise-Claire Prodhon
    FALL-WINTER 2015/16 HAUTE COUTURE

    FALL-WINTER 2015/16 HAUTE COUTURE

    An Art Deco-inspired casino – built from scratch in the main hall of the Grand Palais – set the stage for the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture collection, replete with slot machines and roulette and blackjack tables manned by croupiers. Meandering through this chic Cercle Privé casino were a selection of handpicked guests, with Karl Lagerfeld adding to the excitement by inviting A-lister friends of the house (around 20 in total) to sit at tables in the casino’s center. Kristen Stewart led the way, followed by Julianne Moore, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabelle Huppert, Rita Ora, Stella Tennant, Lara Stone and Lily Collins. Joining them were Vanessa Paradis, accompanied by her daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Alice Dellal and Violette d'Urso.

    Dressed in Chanel and sporting exquisite platinum and diamond creations from the re-issue of the house’s 1932 “Bijoux de Diamants” collection - the only high jewelry collection ever created by Gabrielle Chanel - they were the epitome of elegance as they embraced the gambling spirit. Ever the perfectionist, Chanel ensured no detail was spared for this ephemeral game space: the slot machines sported references to 31 rue Cambon, Camellias and Mademoiselle Chanel’s fetish numbers (5 in particular); locked-Cs came interspersed with playing card motifs to form a monogram on the geometric gray and beige carpet.

    If the chic and cozy atmosphere of Chanel’s Cercle Privé casino appeared to be suspended in time, the 67 looks revealed by models walking in amongst the gamblers were undeniably of the now.

    Karl Lagerfeld once again proves himself a visionary by combining new technology with the traditional know-how of Haute Couture. The house’s iconic suit comes revisited in a sumptuous 3D version showcasing the “Selective Laser Sintering” technique. Painted, beaded, satin-lined or edged with leather, it sets the tone for Haute Couture’s future, with no room for nostalgia. From architectural and graphic silhouettes punctuated with masculine details for the day to sumptuous evening looks with asymmetric lines, airy fabrics and a sophisticated palette, the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture collection encompasses the boundless creative force of Chanel.

    Françoise-Claire Prodhon

  • July 8th, 2015
    "ALL OF THE PEOPLE YOU SEE HERE ARE FRIENDS. THEY LOVED THE IDEA." KARL LAGERFELD

    "ALL OF THE PEOPLE YOU SEE HERE ARE FRIENDS. THEY LOVED THE IDEA." KARL LAGERFELD

    Photo by Pari Dukovic

  • July 8th, 2015
    THE VIDEO OF THE SHOW

    THE VIDEO OF THE SHOW

    Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture collection
    Grand Palais, Paris

  • July 8th, 2015

    BACKSTAGE

    Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture show

    Photos by Benoit Peverelli

  • July 8th, 2015
    DETAILS OF THE FALL-WINTER 2015/16 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

    DETAILS OF THE FALL-WINTER 2015/16 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

  • July 8th, 2015
    KARL LAGERFELD TALKS ABOUT THE SHOW

    KARL LAGERFELD TALKS ABOUT THE SHOW

    Interview by Rebecca Lowthorpe after the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture show.

  • July 7th, 2015

    LOOKS OF THE FALL-WINTER 2015/16 HAUTE COUTURE SHOW

    Grand Palais, Paris

    Photos by Olivier Saillant & Lucile Perron

  • July 7th, 2015

    MAKING OF THE HAUTE COUTURE PRESS KIT

    Photo shoot in Paris by Karl Lagerfeld for the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture press kit.

    Photos by Olivier Saillant

  • July 7th, 2015
    SILHOUETTES FROM THE HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

    SILHOUETTES FROM THE HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

    Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture press kit shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

  • July 7th, 2015
    THE SHOW DECOR

    THE SHOW DECOR

    A decor inspired by an Art Deco casino set for the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture show on July 7th, Grand Palais, Paris.

    Photo by Olivier Saillant

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