The last day of Paris Fashion Week opened with one of the most anticipated fashion shows. Of course, this is Chanel’s fashion show where the pret-a-porter collection of the legendary French fashion house for the spring/summer 2022 season was presented.
As fashion critics immediately noticed, the show itself was a dedication – to the shows. Creative director Virginie Viard said that she always adored the raised runways and the sound of the camera flashes, so the scenery for the presentation of new creations was just like that.
Fashion comes down to clothes, models, and photographers. Karl Lagerfeld himself photographed Chanel’s campaigns. Today I am addressing photographers. I love how they see Chanel. It gives me support and inspires me, Viard said, and for a moment takes us back to the late ’80s and early 90s, when the golden generation of supermodels walked the runway around which photographers crowded, competing to catch the better shot.
Nostalgia reached its maximum when the cover of the song “Freedom! ’90” by the unrepentant George Michael was played at the end of the show.
And in fashion terms, the collection contained the best of the aforementioned decades. From sequins, gold details, and maximally relaxed cuts to bright colors and colorful prints, there were a number of wearable creations on the runway that also took us back to the past.
Chanel’s collection would not be complete without a two-piece tweed costume, and in addition to the classic version, a much more modern one was shown, in which the skirt was replaced by shorts and the blouse by effective cut tops.
There were also fluid dresses made of breathable materials as created for summer days. Above all, the practical shopper bags alternated with pliable smaller models adorned with a large chain and fantastic mini-bags in the shape of a perfume bottle. Favorite Mary Jane shoes and sandals are adorned with effective buckles. They remind us of pirate shoes. I always like to have something romantic. A touch of mystery, Viard concluded.