Chanel brings Hollywood glamour to Paris Style Week

PARIS (Reuters) – French manner label Chanel introduced a contact of tinseltown to the Paris runway on Tuesday, with glamorous feathered robes and a nod to the Hollywood indication, recreated to spell out the brand’s name.

Types paraded in and out of the huge “Chanel” lettering, transposed from the hills of Los Angeles to the interior of Paris’ Grand Palais exhibition corridor, as company perched on stools at the socially-distanced clearly show.

Vogue labels are only just returning to the catwalk, after displays were cancelled around the summer season thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, and in Paris only the major luxury manufacturers pressed forward with physical occasions.

LVMH’s Louis Vuitton is owing to existing a selection on Tuesday, the final working day of Paris Fashion Week.

Chanel’s newest outing showcased inspiration drawn from Hollywood’s 1950s heyday – with a French contact.

A brief film released right before the demonstrate paid out tribute to actresses these types of as Jeanne Moreau and Romy Schneider who caught the eye of American administrators but also starred in French classics at the time.

Appears bundled off-the-shoulder evening gowns and feathered black-and-white dresses, though designer Virginie Viard – who took about very last calendar year from the late Karl Lagerfeld – introduced out new twists on Chanel’s classic tweed satisfies.

Versions wore tweed jackets in excess of silky shorts, whilst change attire bundled trompe l’oeil details such as pockets on the back again. The assortment also showcased dashes of bubblegum pink and emblem-large pyjama type tops.

A-listed company integrated singer and actress Vanessa Paradis and her daughter Lily-Rose Depp. Chanel would normally invite its clients from close to the world to show up at catwalk exhibits, nevertheless lots of have been absent due to travel limits linked to the pandemic.

Reporting by Sarah White and Noemie Olive Modifying by Janet Lawrence