Paris Fashion Week

Karl Lagerfeld brings a new level of taste to Chanel with brasserie theme

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 March, 2015, 4:33pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 March, 2015, 4:33pm

What do fashion and food have in common? Apparently plenty according to Karl Lagerfeld, who recreated a traditional French brasserie for his autumn/winter 2015 show for Chanel.

We entered the Grand Palais to be greeted by red leather banquets, marble tops and carved wood bars, complete with waiters dressed in whites and bow ties. There were croissants in baskets and barmen offering coffee to sleepy editors. 

Often with Chanel shows you are so distracted by the set that the clothing takes a back seat. This was definitely not the case this time as Lagerfeld showcased the incredible work of the Chanel ateliers. The styles varied from elegant to playful.

Highlights included the 3D quilted blouson jackets (a leather piece was spectacular), graphic body-hugging knit dresses, printed skirts and casual sweaters that were the epitome of chic. Clutches resembled bistro-style plates while the models wore sensible, ladylike two-tone pumps that are classic Chanel. 

This is one Cafe society that all girls will want to belong to next autumn.