Brasserie Turned Runway at Chanel Paris Fashion Week

At the Grand Palais Karl Lagerfeld presented Chanel’s winter 2015 women’s ready-to-wear in a pop-up restaurant, complete with french waiters in black waistcoats serving champagne and coffee. The models would peruse newspapers, linger at the counter and order coffees.

The bar was named after the late Coco Chanel–whose real name was Gabrielle–and featured plates of hard boiled eggs, olives, and radishes all laid out on the bar of the brasserie. "It's the daily life of a certain category of people," Lagerfeld explained after the show. "This is down-to-earth daily life - in certain circumstances."

The collection featured nods to classic archive Chanel collections while maintaining the German designer’s penchant for novel modern fabrics and textures with staples such as the slimly tailored suit paired with cigarette skirts with a twist of puckering. Lagerfeld said he wanted to "give a new touch to the little black dress" with a collection of sheer black silk cocktail dresses lined in nude. The dresses came modified with Peter Pan collars or bows at the shoulders giving them a feminine sleek look.

Chanel is looking like a runner for best in show at Paris Fashion Week so far. Check out some of our favorite looks in the gallery.
Blaine  Fuller
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