There was a whole lot of girl power present in Paris at the Chanel presentation for Spring 2015. Models like Gisele, Cara Delevingne, and Kendall (all influential women with a message and personal belief connected to modern feminism and simply being yourself) were among the many models involved in the feminist protest on “Boulevard Chanel” at the Grand Palais.
The show began in a silent protest with top models walking the street in military attire, tie dye, and silhouettes fit for the 70s. As the music progressed and amped up, so did the show’s message. The clothing was a sea of black and white, stripes, navy, solid pieces, and more. Then came the finale! With Karl Lagerfeld in the front, models came out with signs and posters with the words “Make fashion not war!” “He is She!” “Ladies First!” and more! Whitney’s Houston’s “I’m Every Woman” blasted as the rally progressed, leaving the onlookers inspired and optimistic. It’s often said that the woman makes the fashions that she wears, but Karl Lagerfeld surely made a statement in Paris that says fashion can make women who are empowered and inspiring. We loved that the presentation by Chanel was so daring and influential in it’s overall message! It was so different from anything we’d seen before. Fashion’s take on political issues worked well here, and we feel like the message was definitely gotten across.
Of course, we couldn’t neglect to talk about the clothing from the collection. Chanel’s classic tweed textile was present, as well as their interlocked C logo. From sweater dresses to lacquered pinstripes to Art Deco period influences to navy tailoring to watercolors to bags shaped like boom boxes and much more, Karl Lagerfeld presented an 88-piece collection that was amazing, innovative, and had a little bit of everything.
What do you all think of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel movement? Do you all like that fashion is bring a voice to other issues? What do you all think about the Chanel 2015 collection? Leave us a comment and let us know!