Chanel Sent Models Through A Forest For Its Fall 2018 Show

From airports to space stations, grocery stores and beyond, Chanel has taken its runways far and wide over the years

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For its Fall 2018 show today, the fashion house got in touch with nature with a dark and moody forest-themed runway. Transforming the Grand Palais into the woods, here’s everything to know from this morning’s Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week.

The Set

Taking the season quite literally, the Chanel set embraced fall in every way possible—from leaf-covered invitations to leaf-covered floors. Karl Lagerfeld transformed Paris’ Grand Palais into a lifelike forest complete with tall trees that lined the runway and a backdrop that seemed to extend the Chanel forest infinitely.

The Front Row

Lagerfeld muses including Carla Bruni, Lily Allen and Keira Knightley all sat front row at the Fall 2018 show. Notably missing this season were Chanel regulars Lily-Rose Depp, Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams.

Lily Allen and Carla Bruni sit front row at Chanel

The Collection

As for the collection itself, models paraded through piles of leaves in an astounding total of 80 fall-ready looks that varied from Chanel’s classic tweed to fur coats, black lace gowns and oversized scarves.

While the show opened with an array of predominantly neutral looks in shades of black and gray, bright hues of blue, orange and pink were woven into the collection in the form of fingerless opera-length gloves and scarves.

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The final twelve looks all featured black lace dresses paired with colorful statement-making gloves done in bright, unexpected shades of leather. Amongst those in the contrasting look was supermodel-in-the-making Kaia Gerber, who hit the runway in a black lace mini dress, pink leather gloves and mismatched earrings featuring the brand’s double C logo.

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Standing out against the dark and moody fall backdrop were the colorful lineup of fingerless gloves—a nod to Karl Lagerfeld’s signature accessory, perhaps?

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In-between, there were plays on the brand’s signature tweed, chubby fur coats and quilted Chanel puffers—all making for plenty of outerwear options.

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One thing’s for sure: the Chanel woman is set to be bundled up in style during her many walks through the woods next season. But she won’t be blending in with those colorful leather gloves.

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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US