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Runway | Chanel Resort 2018, Paris: La Modernité de l’Antiquité

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Runway | Chanel Resort 2018, Paris: La Modernité de l’Antiquité

Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Resort 2018 runway show, entitled La Modernité de l’Antiquité, brought ancient Greece to the Grand Palais in Paris. A bust of Venus that sat on the fireplace mantle of Coco Chanel’s Rue Cambon apartment was said to be the inspiration behind the theme. There were Ionic column–heeled gladiator sandals and pottery painted column dresses, and by the end, there were fluttery bias-draped gowns embellished in gold, flowing tresses befitting of Venus, pinned backed by golden headbands made for goddesses ...

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La Modernité de l’Antiquité

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"The criteria of beauty in ancient, then classical, Greece still hold true. There have never been more beautiful representations of women. Or more beautiful columns. The entire Renaissance, in fact, was based on antiquity. It is really about the youth of the world in all its power and unpredictability."

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