Chanel Brings Ancient Greece to Paris for Resort 2018

Chanel Brings Ancient Greece to Paris for Resort 2018

The runway was set in a replica of the Temple of Poseidon.

The runway was set in a replica of the Temple of Poseidon.

Text: Alice Ly

This year, for his Chanel Resort 2018 presentation, Karl Lagerfeld skipped the international destination (who could forget last year's Cuba spectacular?). Instead, he showed at The Grand Palais, the place where he shows most collections. For the occasion, Lagerfeld transformed the space into ancient Greek ruins, creating a replica of the Temple of Poseidon.

The environ was a nod to the collection, "The Modernity of Antiquity," which was inspired by Coco Chanel's costume designs for Jean Cocteau's 1922 staging of Antigone. This meant plenty of draping silhouettes, golden accents, tweed tunics, garnished headbands, and standout, knee-high gladiator heels.

To close the show, Lagerfeld sent his 8-year-old godson, Hudson Kroenig, down the runway—his dad, longtime muse Brad Kroenig, didn't walk this runway, making Kroenig the singular standout star.

In the front row sat notable guests including Ellie Bamber, Pedro Almodovar, Keira Knightley, Ariane Labed, Anne Berest, and Laura Smet.

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