Into the woods with Chanel.
From airports to space stations, grocery stores and beyond, Chanel has taken its runways far and wide over the years.
For its Fall 2018 show today, the fashion house got in touch with nature with a dark and moody forest-themed runway. Transforming the Grand Palais into the woods, here’s everything to know from this morning’s Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week.
Taking the season quite literally, the Chanel set embraced fall in every way possible—from leaf-covered invitations to leaf-covered floors. Karl Lagerfeld transformed Paris’ Grand Palais into a lifelike forest complete with tall trees that lined the runway and a backdrop that seemed to extend the Chanel forest infinitely.
Outdoorsy is not a descriptor for the fashion set. This is a breed that likes their chauffeured cars and sky high heels. But Karl Lagerfeld forced an embrace of the great outdoors today, transforming the Grand Palais into a dark forest, with a bed of damp leaves on the ground and logs for seating.
As an up-and-coming model, it’s one thing to walk for any show during Paris Fashion Week. It’s another when said show is Chanel. Meet Azza Slimene, the Tunisian model who made her Chanel catwalk debut in Karl Lagerfeld’s autumn-themed Fall 2018 runway held at the Grand Palais today. Wearing a leaf-printed blazer overtop a collared dress shirt, sheer tights, and brown knee boots, the 21-year-old, who is signed to Next Models Paris, walked down the leaf-strewn catwalk-turned-forest alongside fellow Arab model Nora Attal. Azza Slimene held her own by standing out amidst a cast filled with stars