Karl Lagerfeld set his sights on the sky for Chanel’s Spring 2016 show, staged in a Chanel-themed airport terminal.
1. For the occasion, Lagerfeld and co. transformed the Grand Palais into a mock airport terminal complete with baggage check, numbered gates, a departures and arrivals board (listing past Chanel destination show locales), and baggage carts stamped with double-C logos.
2. The front row included Chanel muses Lily-Rose Depp, Vanessa Paradis, Cara Delevingne, and St. Vincent.
3. Edie Campbell opened the show in a multicolored tweed jumpsuit with silver sandals and a silvery headband, toting a black Chanel rolling suitcase and carryall.
4. The airplane motif carried from the set onto the clothing and accessories, with one dress patterned like an arrivals board, and a sweater and pair of knit pants set in a repeating airplane intarsia. The red, white, and blue airplane pins that adorned some looks will make it possible for any ensemble to be ready for travel from the Chanel terminal.
5. Many looks featured backward baseball caps. When they didn’t, the models’ hair was worn with several headbands and pulled back into two low pigtails at the nape of the neck.
6. Amidst the flowing dresses and loose casualwear came a section of proper ladies, ready to take to the sky in style. With sharply tailored tweed suits and iconic flap bags, these looks harkened back to a time when dressing up for travel was de rigueur.
7. Lagerfeld sent out an array of silvery sandals and lace-up boots, but the footwear that really caught the eye of guests were the light-up Velcro sandals.
8. The eyes have it at Chanel—“it” being either a dusting of electric teal shadow or a giant pair of mirrored aviator sunglasses.
9. You don’t need a rolling suitcase to travel—just try out Chanel’s new micro-size luggage bag.
10. For his bow, Lagerfeld picked up two of his frequent collaborators from the front row, Delevingne and Hudson Kroenig (who was dressed as a pilot), and walked with them around the set.