Karl Lagerfeld’s latest haute couture collection, shown in the Grand Palais in Paris. The inspiration for the silhouette was not Kim Kardashian, but Alberto Giacometti’s 1920s sculpture Spoon Woman. The pencil skirt of a tweed suit was blown out into an airy curve to give the illusion of a bigger bottom. A shift dress was fluted in an A-line from below an empire-line belt, as if gliding over a comfortably full tummy.
There were narrow silhouettes dotted between the curves.A Jackie Kennedy mood was conjured by the simple one-colour outfits with matching hats, by the cropped bracelet-length sleeves, and by clean-lined bateau necklines. High silver court shoes, and a single pearl anklet, were worn by each model.
Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Couture spring 2017 collection shows us what a power woman looks like via bold shouldered silhouettes, high drawn waists, square buckled belts, and yes, glitter pastels.
The designer sketched the shape for WWD, saying he was inspired by a sculpture from the Twenties by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti titled “Spoon Woman.”