The label’s Cruise 2019 collection breezed past a life-size cruise liner constructed in the Grand Palais.
Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld’s uber-imaginative sets have a reputation for grandiosity but Thursday’s show was something else altogether. Able to carry 1,000 people, the 330-foot ship made a fitting backdrop to the label’s nautical-themed offering.
A soft palette of neutrals and pastels mixed with splashes of oceanic blue.
Party-ready paillettes enlivened dresses that were slit through the middle and topped by textured berets.
White tights and Mary Janes amplified the strong ’60s vibes that ran through the entire collection. Meanwhile, mini dresses encased in trendy clear plastic were just one place that seafaring stripes showed up.
More casual options included artfully torn denim and scintillating patent leather.
Evening wear included classy monochromatic gowns dripping sophistication, along with a sheer pair of polkadot leggings topped by a sweet pink jacket.
The name printed along the bow of the ship, La Pausa, referenced Coco Chanel’s vacation home in the French Riviera. The motif wove in and out of the line, beckoning everyone to pack their bags and hit the high seas. — jas