Paris Fashion Week rolled into its eighth day today, headlined by shows from Chanel and Kenzo that were as much about the scene as they were about the clothing. In the morning, Chanel turned the Grand Palais into #DataCenterChanel, kitting out the space in rows of servers. Things took a more shocking turn at Kenzo, where nude models lined the runway, painted in shades of pastels.
The Future is Now at Chanel
It’s well known that Karl Lagerfeld hates reflecting on the past, but for Spring 2017 he skipped even the present, propelling Chanel into the future by way of techy separates married with negligees and lacy trim. Still, there was a certain ’90s spirit to the collection courtesy of some side ponytails and bold rouge blush that couldn’t be ignored.
Vanessa Seward Sells Some Je Ne Sais Quoi
The allure of the “French Girl” trope can’t be denied. No one does it as well as consummate Parisian Vanessa Seward, whose collection of floral blouses and flashy sequins gave guests plenty to dream about this afternoon. Chief in their visions, though, might be Seward’s Je ne sais quoi–printed tee. If you don’t have it, buy it!
It’s a Proportion Play at Ellery
Australian-in-Paris Kym Ellery is known for her voluminous sleeves and flares. This season, she continued down those paths, added some sleek zip-front trousers, and cinched waist leather coats into the mix.
Kenzo Is Naked and Proud!
On the runway at Kenzo was an Antonio Lopez–inspired collection that touched on the important ’80s themes Carol Lim and Humberto Leon embarked on last Fall, from shiny palettes to pouf sleeves. But off the runway was where the real story was: Completely nude models, some painted pastel colors, stood like living statues, a statement that no matter what color you are, we should all find a way to coexist.
A Bunch of Vintage Comme des Garçons Finds Its Home in a Parking Garage
This is not a drill, Comme fans. An Australian man named Octavius La Rosa brought a massive collection of Comme des Garçons to Paris and put it on sale at 10 Rue de la Paix. Run, don’t walk.
Off-the-Runway News From Brioni
With little warning, Brioni announced this morning that it was parting ways with its new creative director Justin O’Shea. No rationale was given, so we asked our own Luke Leitch to get to the bottom of the split.
Come for the Clothes, Stay for the Hair
Street style is a place to ogle the outfits of fashion’s finest, but today, we can’t stop looking at the hairstyles topping off these looks. From a buzz cut to a white blonde bob to some seriously tousled brunette waves, there’s a lot of fall hair inspiration in Phil Oh’s latest dispatch from Paris.
A-Listers Descend on Paris
Lily-Rose Depp and Usher both attended Chanel’s show this morning. See them and more of the biggest celebs in our front row slideshow.
Breakfast Gets Political
The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, invited select fashion power brokers to the Hôtel de Ville for breakfast today. The group brainstormed ideas to revitalize the Paris fashion scene following a year marked by terrorist attacks—find their ideas here.
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