Paris dazzles in Chanel’s hall of mirrors

Chanel showcases its Spring/Summer 2017 haute couture collection in a hall of mirrors in Paris.

PARIS, FRANCE (Reuters) – Paris sparkled under Chanel’s stage lights on Tuesday (January 24) as the French house created a hall of mirrors to showcase its latest couture collection in Paris. From its reflective runway to its mirrored pillars topped with white lilies, Paris’s fashion pack could see themselves — and designer Karl Lagerfeld’s creations — from all angles. Chanel suits in pastel shades were given a twist with a tulip silhouette and concealed pockets — with brimmed hats worn so high the slightest gust of wind would have sent them flying. Everywhere the collection sparkled — a sequinned silver cocktail dress with touches of purple and pink, belted below the bust, melted into a pink feather skirt dusted with metallic leaves. Model and Chanel muse Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of actor Johnny Depp and French singer Vanessa Paradis, closed the show in a dusky pink gown, its bouncing ruffles tumbling to the floor, and did a lap of honour with Lagerfeld at the end of the show. Lagerfeld, who has headed up the house for over three decades, declined to give any post-show interviews — a first in many years.