Chanel Recreates the Eiffel Tower for Couture Week

Chanel Recreates the Eiffel Tower for Couture Week

Words Tori West

The city’s iconic landmark has found a new home inside the Grande Palais.

Karl Lagerfeld always goes above and beyond for Chanel’s breathtaking show sets. In the past, we’ve seen a show space transformed into an airport, rocket, a café, a casino and let’s not forget their iconic supermarket. Of course, Couture Week is no exception, and for fall 2017, the Parisian house paid homage to their roots by recreating the Eiffel Tower.

Walking underneath the #ChanelTower, models wore boater leather hats with pleated dresses and tweed twin-sets. Suits and coats with round, cocoon-like shoulders were paired with patent ankle boots and oversized pearl earrings and, of course, the Bridal dress as the grand finale.

Chanel’s muse Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams all sat in the front row. The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo was also in attendance to award Karl Lagerfeld with the country’s highest honour—a Grand Vermeil medal—recognising his outstanding achievements and contribution to the fashion capital. Congrats Karl!

In celebration of another spectacular show, we’ve selected some of the show’s top moments on the Gram — J’adore!

La experiencia de la argentina Calu Rivero durante el desfile #ChanelTower en IG Stories. #Couture

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The Chanel Eiffel Tower @chanelofficial #chanelcouture #chanel

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Karl Lagerfeld receives the highest order of the city of Paris and devotes his show to the city

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@vittoceretti #beauty #chanel #makeuplook #ombrepremiere #paletteessentielle #rougecoco #daylight #makeupartist

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Le noir est le refuge de La couleur . KARL IS PARIS #chanelTower ✨@chanelofficial #hautecouture #chanel

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Dust off those shoulders with these feather duster sleeves @chanelofficial #ChanelTower

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@pharrell #CHANELHauteCouture #CHANELtower #pharrellwilliams

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