- Title: Chanel takes to Parisian rooftops for youthful spring collection
- Date: 1st October 2019
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) GLOBAL-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF FASHION NETWORK.COM, GODFREY DEENY, SAYING: "I thought she added a kind of insouciance which was nice to see. I think she played with volumes a little bit more. I thought there was a sense of a woman enjoying putting on the clothes in the morning, which I though added something to it. And I thought a lot of very wearable merchandise which this audience and clients worldwide will like a lot."
- Embargoed: 15th October 2019 13:44
- Keywords: Chanel Kaia Gerber. Gigi Hadid rooftops Paris Fashion Week
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA002AZ9NTY1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: PLEASE NOTE: EDIT 2172-FASHION-PARIS/CHANEL-INTRUDER HAS MORE STILL PHOTOS OF THE INTRUDER
Chanel paraded its models along Paris's emblematic grey zinc rooftops for its fashion show on Tuesday (October 1), in an atmospheric recreation of the city's skyline complete with a brooding sky.
The French brand, known for its larger-than-life sets popularised under late designer Karl Lagerfeld, is one of the last major labels on display as Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, along with LVMH's Louis Vuitton.
All eyes are on how Lagerfeld's successor Virginie Viard, who worked behind the scenes for many years at Chanel, will mark her stamp on the brand, after several months in the job.
The latest ready-to-wear collection, for next spring and summer, was decidedly youthful, with cropped, playsuit versions of its famed tweed suits setting the tone, and plenty of coral and red hues.
Kaia Gerber, the 18-year-old daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, wore a short, flared white skirt paired with an off-the-shoulder, "Brigitte Bardot-style" tulle top and a kooky mini cowboy hat.
Rapper Cardi B and actress Isabelle Adjani were among celebrity guests looking on, as models including Gigi Hadid showed off hotpants paired with sequined tops, and flowy ensembles with giant Chanel logo patterns.
"I thought she added a kind of insouciance which was nice to see. I think she played with volumes a little bit more. I thought there was a sense of a woman enjoying putting on the clothes in the morning," Fashion Network.com global editor-in-chief Godfrey Deeney said.
A comedian, all decked out in Chanel, caused a small commotion at the end of the catwalk show by joining the models taking a last lap around the set, must the amusement of other guests.
Chanel said it was an unplanned event, and that security escorted the intruder to the exit after the show.
(Production: Clotaire Achi, Michaela Cabrera)
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