It is often hard to find an entertaining programme, that you haven’t seen from the thousands of Netflix choices. However, if pointed in the right direction, you may uncover a hidden gem like the new Netflix series ‘Seven Days Out’ which was released in December. This series takes us behind the scenes of the biggest world events for a week. One of these being dedicated to Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture Show in Paris. The episode treats us an inside look of the studio, the views from Chanel’s Haute couture ateliers and the magic of bringing Karl Lagerfeld ideas to life. Last years show, the audience were transported to a breath-taking French formal garden in Grand Palais, complete with fountains, roses and greenery intertwined throughout the archways.
The moment the first model stepped out, the Grand Palais fell silent as the guests watched in awe of the Haute couture creations made from materials of feathers, tweed, sequins, crystals and chiffon. As you can see, the colour palette included spring/summer colours of pink, blue, silver, purple, peony, black and white. Accessories accompanying the pieces were veiled hats with flower top knots for a subtle, yet important touch. Hair was pulled back and makeup kept to a minimum to contribute to the fresh Paris 1950s aesthetic, leaving guests mesmerised by the collection pieces. Excusing the oversized, curved structure dresses, the collection does express a very feminine aura.
The collection ranged from boucle and tweed twinsets to exaggerated structured frocks, leading to the showcase finale ‘bridal’ 2019. The model dressed in a white waistcoat, trousers, boots and an outstanding train and cape completely covered in feathers. To accompany her as she sashayed down the aisle, the flowerboy, Lagerfeld’s godson threw petals alongside. Enchanting and entertaining to everyone, not just fashionistas. This can now be viewed as a heartfelt appreciation for the late Karl Lagerfeld’s talent.