Breakfast is served as Karl Lagerfeld revels in Parisian café culture with dinner plate clutches and crisp white, napkin skirts
From the supermarket to the streets, Karl Lagerfeld’s voyage through Parisian settings continued this season with the unveiling of an upscale French Bistro – Welcome to Brasserie Gabrielle. Red leather booths, mosaic flooring and dark wood cladding transformed the Grand Palais into an opulent meeting place for a chic breed of ladies who lunch, including Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Jamie Bochert and Lindsey Wixson.
Crème de la crème:
Classic staples were reimagined with a youthful twist as traditional tweed lined the surface of parkas and the house’s iconic quilting luxed up nylon bomber jackets, elevating daywear basics into the realms of Chanel. Chevron-print knits, monochrome babydoll dresses and neat, ribbon headbands were a definite nod the 60s while iconic skirt suits and coats came complete with bow tie detailing and strings of classic Chanel pearls. Lagerfeld unified every look with the addition of a toe capped, block heel sling back – the chosen shoe of the house’s prolific founder, Madame Coco.
Bag of the day:
Lagerfeld’s foray into Parisian café culture didn’t stop at the surroundings. While models perched in booths or propped themselves at the bar sipping on grapefruit juice and reading the Chanel newspaper, you would have been forgiven for overlooking this seasons must-have accessory – the double-plate evening bag. The box clutch, which resembled a stack of Brasserie Gabrielle dinner plates alongside the slightly less conspicuous folded menu clutch, injected Lagerfeld’s signature humour into the collection.