Chanel boss Karl Lagerfeld put on an impressive show to close Paris Fashion Week in the Grand Palais, but his message was clear, and it wasn’t just about clothes. For his spring/summer15 Chanel spectacular Karl had models parading down the catwalk, protesting for women’s rights. It resembled an image from the 20th century Suffragette protests, as models dressed in monochrome, metallics and floral printed pieces held banners boasting captions such as “women’s rights are more than alright” and “ladies first” as they marched down the catwalk.
But it wasn’t all about the demonstration that incidentally may have been inspired by Lagerfeld’s mother; a keen women’s rights protester herself; the clothes were in true Chanel fashion totally stunning. As always there was a high profile selection of models on the runway including Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner and Georgia May Jagger. These gorgeous girls glided down the catwalk in metallic tweed two piece suits, sixties cut shift dresses, and smartly cut trousers suits all paired with flat shoes. Many of the pieces were a meeting of masculine and feminine style highlighting the post-war generation who fought for their right to wear trousers. The colour palette was bright, in theme for summer with bold eye-catching watercolour prints and pastel tones paired together. Of course all of this was styled with trademark Chanel tweed, which was given a metallic twist this season.
And it wasn’t all about the catwalk. There was as usual a celeb packed frow which included Poppy Delevingne (who was there to support her sister), Leigh Lezark, Kris Jenner, Alexa Chung, Anna Wintour and Gisele Bundchen.