Chanel Airlines Brings Glamour and Aviation Together During Paris' Fashion Week
Photo via Instagram
Many of us hardly feel or look our best when departing a plane after an International flight. The bags under our eyes are as big as the luggage in our hands. Perhaps we just need a bit more Chanel.
That seems to have done the trick for supermodels sashaying about the airport catwalk in Paris this week.
As the Associated Press’ Thomas Adamson reports, the Grand Palais was transformed into what looks like a gate at some lavish airport terminal.
Instead of sleepyheads trying to deal with another layover, the faux gate was filled with posh models unveiling the latest in fashion.
Chanel has a few images as well as video of the gala event featuring Karl Lagerfeld’s work.
Sample the images while working on your own respective Blue Steel look:
The Instagram feed also has the most sartorially sound safety alarm in aviation history:
Now get back to your seat and remain being fabulous.
Forget the images, because Adamson paints quite the vivid picture: “Young Japanese fashionistas bumped in to each other to take selfies beneath a giant electronic passenger information table, as model Cara Delevingne, singer Vanessa Paradis and tennis star Maria Sharapova breezed by.”
Lagerfeld explains that travel was at the heart of his creations: “The inspiration is travel, long distance travel to every destination.”
He continued, via AP: “I like the idea of beautifully made clothes, used and worn like street wear.”
As noted, the terminal at this posh but fake airport was cleverly named No. 5, which Adamson notes references Chanel’s famous perfume.
We can’t wait for Lagerfeld’s next inspiration, which might be a midwestern bus station or a turnstile in a New York City subway.
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