Even if Karl isn’t here, his presence is tangible in the wintry village surrounded by mountains that provides the setting for Chanel Fall Winter 2019/20 show. A show in the snow: white, candid, soft covering the roofs of the mountain chalets at the Grand Palais in Paris. Like Karl’s memories and the outfits of this new collection, at the same time chic, timeless and future oriented. Enlightened by sunlights’ rays that filter through the windows. Snowflakes are places on mini dresses, padded jackets, embroidered knitwear, tailleurs. Also on long tailored coats and men’s hats, where the camellias’ white tones meets the black ones on houndstooth and big check textures.
The Chanel’s colors remember at the same times the Karl’s palette that draws his last collection always thinking of Coco in the rows of pearls embellishing this looks. Joined to the chains, become symbol of the double C house. That tomorrow will open a new chapter of his history with Virginie Viard. For more than thirty years Lagerfeld’s left and right arm. As the creative genius loved to say. “We can be heroes, just for one day”. Or for a whole life.