Would You Like Some Canned Goods With Your Chanel?
When the invitations for the Chanel Fall 2014 show announced a "Chanel Shopping Center," we all waited to see what that meant — one could only hope an outlet shop for show attendees. But no, Karl Lagerfeld had food on the brain, transforming the Grand Palais into the world's chicest supermarché, complete with branded dry goods, water, and, well, anything you would find in a supermarket.
But one thing you can't find at your average grocery is Cara Delevingne opening a show in a ripped-up pink crop top and shimmering Chanel sneakers. The trainers spotted on the couture runway carried over to this show, which featured cheeky references to the petit bourgeois going shopping at Chanel with some help from handsome gentlemen to carry their bags. It was a more relaxed collection with oversize shoulders narrowing to cage waists, haute leggings and plenty of saturated pastels in lush tweeds. Did we mention the chain-laden grocery baskets worn as purses?