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Chanel F/W 2015

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Karl Lagerfeld’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection for Chanel was an adoring ode to the house’s late founder and Parisian café culture of the early 20th century. Guests arrived at the Grand Palais to find themselves immersed in an authentic, old-style Parisian brasserie – coffee and croissants, included.


Posted October 21st, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

Tweeds, plaids, and herringbones were aplenty, while jackets took on a ‘puffier’ shape for the chilly winter months and skirts fell primarily below the knee, a silhouette that transported viewers back to Chanel’s early days. The French house’s trademark beige and black, cap-toed, sling-back heels were the focal point accessories of the season; giving an elegant sense of continuity among the collection’s many looks.

In true Lagerfeld fashion, the Brasserie theme was cleverly referenced throughout the show, in handbags that resembled menus, wrap around skirts covered in miniature mosaic floor tiles and dresses embellished with doily’s one might find resting under their café au lait. Couture-level techniques were employed in surprising manners, such as intricate, origami-like quilted sleeves that mimicked the ancient art of Japanese Shibori knotting, adorned with tiny, pronounced bows.

The looks were feminine, but not blatantly so, a nod to the understated androgyny Chanel herself was known for- a delicately pleated pink blouse was the only explicitly ‘girlish’ piece throughout the collection. For Fall/winter 2015, Lagerfeld succeeded in achieving classic modernity thought his futuristic, fashion love letter to Gabrielle Chanel.

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References

Paco Rabanne

1966

Pacco rabanne  1966

Edward Hopper

Nighthawks, 1942

Edward hopper  nighthawks  1942.

Félix Vallotton

Street Scene

F  lix vallotton  street scene

Josef Hoffmann

Brooch, 1907

Josef hoffmann  brooch  1907

Michael Thonet

Rocking Chair, 1860-1900

Michael thonet  rocking chair  1860 1900

Veruschka by Richard Avedon

US Vogue, March 1967

Veruschka by richard avedon  us vogue  march 1967

Adolf Loos

Cafe Museum Chair, 1898

Adolf loos  cafe museum chair  1898

Adolf Loos

Hanging Lamp, 1900

Adolf loos  hanging lamp  1900 27

Cilla Ramnek

Floor

Cilla ramnek  floor

Édouard Vuillard

The Repairer, 1891

  douard vuillard  the repairer  1891

Félix Vallotton

La Paresse, 1896

F  lix vallotton  la paresse  1896

Gianni Penati

Vogue, April 1969

Gianni penati  vogue  april 1969

Josef Hoffman

Grid Basket, 1910

Josef hoffman grid basket  1910

Josef Hoffmann

Card for the exhibition of Wiener Werkstätte,1905

Josef hoffmann  card for the exhibition of wiener werkst  tte 1905

Kronenhalle Bar with Giacometti

Lighting Fixtures, Zurich, Switzerland

Kronenhalle bar with giacometti lighting fixtures  zurich  switzerland

Piero Manzoni

Achrome, 1962

Piero manzoni  achrome  1962

Pilar Crespi

Vogue, 1972

Pilar crespi  vogue  1972

Robert Mallet-Stevens

Rue Mallet Stevens, 1929

Robert mallet stevens  rue mallet stevens  1929

Terrace of Cafe

Paris, 1925

Terrace of cafe  paris  1925
References
Pacco rabanne  1966

Paco Rabanne

1966

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Edward hopper  nighthawks  1942.

Edward Hopper

Nighthawks, 1942

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F  lix vallotton  street scene

Félix Vallotton

Street Scene

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Josef hoffmann  brooch  1907

Josef Hoffmann

Brooch, 1907

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Michael thonet  rocking chair  1860 1900

Michael Thonet

Rocking Chair, 1860-1900

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Veruschka by richard avedon  us vogue  march 1967

Veruschka by Richard Avedon

US Vogue, March 1967

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Adolf loos  cafe museum chair  1898

Adolf Loos

Cafe Museum Chair, 1898

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Adolf loos  hanging lamp  1900 27

Adolf Loos

Hanging Lamp, 1900

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Cilla ramnek  floor

Cilla Ramnek

Floor

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  douard vuillard  the repairer  1891

Édouard Vuillard

The Repairer, 1891

10 of 19

F  lix vallotton  la paresse  1896

Félix Vallotton

La Paresse, 1896

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Gianni penati  vogue  april 1969

Gianni Penati

Vogue, April 1969

12 of 19

Josef hoffman grid basket  1910

Josef Hoffman

Grid Basket, 1910

13 of 19

Josef hoffmann  card for the exhibition of wiener werkst  tte 1905

Josef Hoffmann

Card for the exhibition of Wiener Werkstätte,1905

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Kronenhalle bar with giacometti lighting fixtures  zurich  switzerland

Kronenhalle Bar with Giacometti

Lighting Fixtures, Zurich, Switzerland

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Piero manzoni  achrome  1962

Piero Manzoni

Achrome, 1962

16 of 19

Pilar crespi  vogue  1972

Pilar Crespi

Vogue, 1972

17 of 19

Robert mallet stevens  rue mallet stevens  1929

Robert Mallet-Stevens

Rue Mallet Stevens, 1929

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Terrace of cafe  paris  1925

Terrace of Cafe

Paris, 1925

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