Runway: Chanel Spring 2017 Haute Couture
Wednesday 25th January, 2017
THE INTRICATE SETS usually take centre stage in Karl Lagerfeld‘s shows for the house of Chanel, whether it be a melting iceberg or a space shuttle. For its spring 2017 show, however, he opted for an Art Deco mirrored circular runway, a stripped back set reminiscent of Coco Chanel’s famed stairs at her Rue Cambon atelier. All that was left to do without the backdrop distractions was to contemplate the haute couture itself. There were classic Chanel suits, perfectly tailored in pastel hues; ensembles with silver sparkle details, whether in the collar or the lining, for a chic cocktail hour at the newly reopened Ritz; long ballerina-style dresses with poufs of ostrich feathers at the hems; and, of course, Lily-Rose Depp gliding as the couture bride like a swan in layers of ruffled pink tulle. Karl, you outdid yourself, once again. — Victoria.
Victoria Berezhna Fashion Contributor, London
Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.