Karl Lagerfeld never ceases to amaze. Chanel's Spring-Summer 2012 show for Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday was nothing short of remarkable. Only Lagerfeld could effortlessly blend periwinkle, tulle and mohawks.
The Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week blended the styles of femininity and androgynous, retro and modern. Lagerfeld turned his models into stewardesses.
Tuesday's show took plane on the set of an airplane. Mastermind Lagerfeld created an entire jet plane upon which to feature his Spring-Summer 2012 collection. The plane was erected over five days in the Grand Palais. Guests were told they would be sitting in throne-like seats. Guests were served via drink carts as they watched models and drifting clouds float past. The blue carpet was patterned with the iconic Chanel monogram.
First class, all the way.
The line flaunts over 150 shades of blue, according to New York Times writer Cathy Horyn. Lagerfeld wanted his collection to echo the style of airline attendant uniforms. The mohawks were clearly part of a more modern interpretation.
I didn't want to make it too literal, said Lagerfeld backstage. If you look at what air hostesses really wore back in the '60s, it wasn't that great.
There were 60 outfits in total. Sharp shoulders, tulle, detailed collars, beading, tweed, drop-waist dresses and broaches glided own the glorified airplane aisle.
It was a stunning rendition of the friendly skies. Lagerfeld style.
Check out photos from the show below.