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Karl Lagerfeld made a strong case for fake flowers during his presentation of Chanel's spring 2015 couture collection in Paris today. As always, the show took place at the Grand Palais in Paris, this time decorated in jungle-sized flora and pink-trunked palm trees made entirely of paper. The hothouse theme extended to the clothes, too, where flowers populated the bottoms of coats, covered tunics, and dotted beanies.
Other major stylistic themes that ran throughout the show—which opened in colorful skirt suits and closed with a short-sleeve top and skirt wedding look—included plenty of midriff with skirts hitting just below the bellybutton, and the house signature bouclé elegantly degrading to fringe. The color palette was sweet, heavy on baby pink, cream, and lavender, but not without a significant showing of black-and-white looks Chanel is known for.
None of the girls carried bags, with the accessory spotlight shining brightly on hats and veils: full brim straw hats swathed in tulle, nubby beanies covered in appliques, and black netting which covering models to the nose (all the better to show off their uniform red, red lips). Footwear was limited to flat black boots that hit mid-calf and were finished with a shiny toe cap.
Notably, Cara Delevigne did not walk the show, but Kendall Jenner was there, her 2015 debut. Kendall wore a netted black veil over her eyes, a sheer black cropped blouse, and a low-slung skirt paired with those black boots. Mom Kris was in the audience, the only member of the family to attend. Kristen Stewart, somewhat sullenly fulfilling her Chanel obligations, also hit the FROW. Enjoy more looks after the jump.