For Karl Lagerfeld’s swan song show, the house of Chanel took things right back to the German roots of the legendary late creative director. Today in Paris, the city’s Grand Palais was transformed into a picturesque Alpine village complete with traditional wooden shuttered ski lodges and crystalline runway and backdropped by soaring, ice capped mountain peaks.
Cara Delevingne and friends bid an emotional farewell to Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel fall ’19, the legendary designer’s farewell show.
Following a minute’s silence as a a mark of respect, the Chanel cast emerged from the aptly titled Chalet Gardenia to the tune of gently tinkling sleigh bells. Led by Carla Delevingne, a model troupe including Lagerfeld favorites Kaia Gerber and Penelope Cruz, stomped out in off-piste appropriate platform hikers in cosy shearling snow boots.
Kaia Gerber models white platform hiker boots at Chanel fall ’19.
The platform hikers came straight up in both black (as seen on Cara Delevingne) and white (as worn by Kaia Gerber and Penelope Cruz) or with contrast toe caps — like the house’s classic pumps. The snow boot alternative featured reassuringly chunky studded soles, shearling uppers, again in house classic black and white, but these are snow boots for Chanel