Chanel Spring 2012 Couture Flies High with Airplane Show
If one thing's for certain, it's that Karl Lagerfeld likes to create a world with his runway presentations. So why not take that world to 35,000 feet?
Lagerfeld presented his Chanel Spring 2012 Couture collection inside a glammed-up airplane (Air Chanel, anyone?) on January 24 in Paris—and while it might not have actually taken off, the designer didn’t skimp on the details.
The epic showing came complete with a drinks cart, fake clouds that floated past the windows, and blue carpeting patterned with—what else?—Chanel’s iconic double-C logo.
And while there weren’t exactly overhead bins, the plane was equipped with control dials and a cockpit door, from which Lagerfeld emerged at the end of the 61-look show for his bow.
Keeping with the mile high theme, the clothes, which Horyn said “truly dazzled,” took cues from flight attendant uniforms, though subtly.