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Chanel staged its spring/summer 2016 show at massive airline terminal-themed set today. The French house teased the set-up yesterday, but considering that designer Karl Lagerfeld has turned to aviation themes twice before at Chanel, we didn't know what to expect. Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais into a Chanel Airlines terminal complete with rows of terminal seating for guests, a ticket booth, numbered gates, a flight board, and had models walking down the "runway" dragging roller luggage.
The clothes continued the airline-theme with pins and accessories fashioned after airplanes, a jumpsuit inspired by an arrivals board, and sweaters and pants printed with a recurring airplane pattern. Lagerfeld also presented colorful jumpsuits, tweed suits, and light-up Birkenstocks.
On-hand to witness the lavish set were celebrities like Anna Wintour, tennis player Maria Sharapova, Cara Delevingne and girlfriend St. Vincent. For his bow, Lagerfeld walked through the terminal before eventually meeting Delevingne and the designer's godson Hudson Kroenig.