The most awaited show of the season lived up to it's elements of extravagance, creativity and novelty.

Karl Lagerfield staged yet another spectacular backdrop for Chanel's Spring18 collection: an 85 by 15 meter recreation of the Gorges du Verdon, a spectacular natural beauty spot in France’s Midi. Rock walls soared towards the dome of the Grand Palais, water cascaded in a roar over them. Six waterfalls, every piece of installation enviornment friendly. There was water and there was water proofing. Plastic played an integral role and appeared in all forms. From camellias to footwear everything that you thought would look tacky or could not be done with plastic, was made with it. Plastic capes, raincoats accessorized tweed suits, rain boots looked anything but tacky. Lurex plaids, suits with a scatter of sequins looked like water drops on clothing. Plastic fringed dresses with sequinned borders gave the ensembles a luxe edge. The essence of Coco Chanel and all the elements symbolising chanel remained intact, the tweed, the interlocked cc logo, the suits, the shoes, the hats.

Karl made plastic fantastic at Chanel transporting the audience to another world for those twenty minutes making it another memorable experience. Once again.

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