Chanel Fall 2019 RTW show at Paris Fashion Week

Fashion

The catwalk show of Karl Lagerfeld’s final ready-to-wear collection for French fashion house Chanel began with a minute of silence for the great genius who passed away on February 19 this year.

This time around, the designer’s go-to location, the Grand Palais, was turned into Alpine highlands, with heaps of real snow, a chalet, inviting to warm up at its cozy fireplace, and breathtaking views.

 

Lagerfeld’s friends and colleagues knew of his love of snow—whenever Paris was covered in snow haze, he went out into the street and just took a few photos to capture such a fleeting occurrence.

As far as the collection is concerned, the luxury of the fall/winter season was presented in the maestro’s signature aristocratic manner: woolen and tweed coats, sheepskin boots worthy of Alpine villagers, knits with characteristic patterns, vivid puffer jackets that would otherwise be just perfect for skiing, and all-white “snowflake” dresses, akin to the one in which Penélope Cruz appeared.