Chanel Spring Summer 2016 backstage with Karl Lagerfeld and supermodel Cara Delevingne in Paris. For Spring 2016 Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a magnificent mock Chanel Airport complete with a baggage check, numbered gates, an arrivals board and baggage carts with double-C logos. Backstage post-show Karl explained why he was inspired by airports and the love of travel –
“…even for expensive Ready-to-Wear and high fashion, you have to be inspired by daily life, clothes have to fit with the life of today, we are not creating something living in an ivory tower that has no relationship to reality “
We are in love with Karl’s airport themed collection – especially all the chic accessories including the new Chanel “Coco Cabin Case” and the light up Velcro sandals. The beauty look at the show was all about the eyes – models came out wearing electric blue eyeshadow or giant mirrored sunglasses. If you are as obsessed with these Chanel sunglasses as we are check out the new Chanel Eyewear E-Commerce boutique launched online November 4th in the US.
For his finale bow Karl came out with his seven-year-old godson Hudson Kroenig (who was dressed as a pilot) and supermodel Cara Delevingne who is one of Karl’s favorite models and close personal friend. Watch our exclusive Chanel Spring Summer 2016 backstage video featuring top models Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne; interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Kyle Anderson, Leigh Lezark, Liu Wen, Caroline de Maigret.