Models Take Chanel's Paris "Protests" Beyond the Runway
Karl Lagerfeld is no stranger to bringing artistic drama to the runway, and his latest fashion show stunt is already making headlines worldwide. Karl closed out his Chanel Spring 2015 runway show during Paris Fashion Week with a faux protest, featuring models like Gisele Bündchen, Cara Delevingne, and Georgia May Jagger marching down the street with picket signs boasting feminist messages like "Free Freedom," "History Is Her Story," and "We Can Match the Machos." Fashion fixtures Kendall Jenner and Alexa Chung also got in on the fun, sharing their respective protest photos via Instagram; Kendall in particular used her snap to draw attention to the popular #FreeTheNipple campaign.
What with Karl's take on the '70s-era styles of Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis — models showed off tweed separates, psychedelic silk button-downs, wide-legged pants, and Gloria's signature round, tinted glasses — the rally was clearly part of the collection as a whole. Keep reading to see photos from the Chanel Spring '15 show, and let us know what you think about Karl's well-designed runway demonstration.