In case you missed it, Chanel launched its inaugural space program last night, as well as a celestial-inspired A/W ’17-18 collection, Chanel Airspace, in Paris.
Completely breathtaking Chanel spectacles are nothing new, but this time Karl Lagerfeld took things to dizzying heights. Scroll for the moments everyone will be talking about.
1. There was an actual rocket ship
Only Karl Lagerfeld could envisage a 37-metre high rocket ship taking off in the heart of Paris’ Grand Palais, as 90 models traipsed in glitter moon boots below. Smoke billowed as the rocket launched to signal the start of the show, as an enraptured front row took to Instagram to capture the moment.
2. And a bag to match
The new collection glittered with space-age motifs, ranging from the abstract to the completely literal – the new minaudière bags in the shape of rockets and planets are a case in point, as are the astronaut-printed chiffon dresses and ruffled blouses.
3. Karl celebrated sparkle
From bejewelled collars resembling Saturn’s rings to headbands encrusted in crystals and pearls, Karl called upon constellations’ worth of sparkle and shine.
4. The beauty look was inspired by Barbarella
“The look was a nod to the ultimate space age icon,” hair stylist Sam McKnight told Vogue Runway. “Karl wanted a strong silhouette – the ‘60s headbands and make-up demanded a big gravity-defying shape – so Chanelarella was born.”
5. The Gabrielle and Boy It-bags got an update
By way of iridescent metallic leather Just look at them.
6. Glitter boots were back
First Saint Laurent, now Chanel – if there’s one It-accessory this season, it appears to be – somewhat surprisingly – the silver moon boot. We’re here for it:
7. Actually everyone was there
Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne dominated the front row, along with Caroline de Maigret, Sofia Coppola, Lily Allen, Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld.
8. Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp attended together
Chanel faces past and present Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp turned the show into the ultimate mother-daughter date.
9. Hudson cemented his status as the world’s chicest under-10
As always, Karl took his bow with nephew Hudson Kroenig, who walked wearing one of the house’s new Gabriella bags.