Karl Lagerfeld Inspired by Ancient Greece for Chanel Resort 2018

Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel, usually gets inspired on the road. He takes Chanel’s cruise collections to beautiful destinations and never misses a chance to collect impressions from the local culture and incorporate them into his further designs. Chanel’s resort caravansary visited Dubai, Seoul, and Havana in the last couple of years.

Anyway, for his Fall 2017 Collection, he decided to stay home, in Paris and provide his audience in Grad Palais with an outstanding fashion show experience and mesmerizing creations. In honor of his Resort 2018 Collection, “La Modernité de l’Antiquité” Karl brought the ancient Greek spirit in Paris, once again in Grand Palais.

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For the purpose of presenting his new Resort, 2018 Collection Ionic columns dominated in the interior of Gran Palais. In the background, Chanel’s spectators could see a subtle Greek sunset painted on the wall.

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Karl Lagerfeld explained that the starting point for his inspiration was a bust of Venus in Coco’s Chanel apartment. About his ancient Greece inspired collection he said: “The criteria of beauty in ancient, then classical, Greece still hold true. There have never been more beautiful representations of women. Or more beautiful columns. The entire Renaissance, in fact, was based on antiquity. It is really about the youth of the world in all its power and unpredictability.“

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Karl’s favorite models added a new dimension to the presentation of the collection. His muse Vittoria Ceretti had the honor to open the show. Besides Vittoria, Binx Walton, Lindsay Wixon, Kiki Willens, Arizona Muse and Amanda Sanchez were part of the dream team who showed off Karl’s iconic creations to the audience. Karl closed the show with his youngest model Hudson Kroenig.

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In terms of his designs for the Resort 2018 Collection, Karl got inspired from the red and black figure-painted pottery that is characteristic for Ancient Greece. He incorporated illustrations that breathe in the spirit of Ancient Greece into his dresses. Part of his dresses featured relaxed breezy fit. On the other hand, the bias-draped gowns paired with golden headbands were a truly dramatic moment.

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Karl completed his creations with authentic column-heeled gladiator sandals. Apparently, gladiator sandals are the latest trend from the haute couture. Rihanna was the first one that agreed with Karl and wore her strappy sandals “Riri” by Dsquared2 at the Met Gala 2017.

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