Each season Chanel has transformed the Grand Palais into the most extraordinary showspaces, like turning it into a rainforest with huge cliff, trees and waterfalls to a woodland forest or by placing a giant Chanel rocket right inside the Grand Palais, which eventually even blasted off. For this season Karl Lagerfeld imagined a sandy beachscape stretching out under azure-colored skies. An enormous backdrop depicted a picture-perfect ocean. And actual waves gently lapped against the shore.
Blocks of color run through knitted cardigans, lace and denim looks in the Chanel Spring Summer 2019 collection. Lagerfeld showcased sweater dresses, that also formed part of this show’s baseline, in lightweight Lurex, origami cabin dresses trimmed with abstract beading work. Straw beach bags and visors emblazoned with the Chanel logo were presented alongside youthful swimwear boasting candy colored prints and string crop tops. A monochrome swimsuit and low slung jeans, sported by Kaia Gerber, was among the most appealing looks on the catwalk. See the entire lineup below.