CHANEL, the most impressive fashion show at Paris Haute Couture week

As if to show off and emphasize the stature of the CHANEL brand, designer Karl Lagerfeld staged an impressive haute couture collection at Grand Palais where an enormous lion was the highlight of the collection. The lion was chosen as it symbolizes the zodiac of Madame Coco Chanel.

The collection was rich in imagination and decoration, and thought-provoking in its challenging new proportions.The day clothes were all about line: tweed jackets cropped to the rib cage with buttons running like tram lines from top to narrow bottom half. There were several bolero-length tops, with knee or calf-length skirts and ruched ankle boots. Overall there was a hippie, 60′s feel, with a strong casual feel. The evening looks includes short, daring dresses and several unique embroidered pieces.

The greatest applause went to Mr. Lagerfeld’s male muse, the model Baptiste Giabiconi, who walked the finale wearing a lion’s mane. And the couturier himself, whose Chanel megalomaniac show managed to steal the limelight of the entire Paris Couture Week.