We know that Karl Lagerfeld is a longtime admirer of Antiquity. He finally shows us this in the latest CHANEL Cruise collection which was presented in the Galerie Courbe upstairs in the Grand Palais on May 3rd. In the collection, supple draping and elegant, fluid lines shape a silhouette in tweed and jersey, silk and linen, lace and crepe.
Greek Antiquity; the cradle of culture, beauty and modernity is at the heart of Karl’s inspiration: “The criteria of beauty in ancient, then classical, Greece still hold true. There have never been more beautiful representations of women. Or more beautiful columns. The entire Renaissance, in fact, was based on Antiquity. It is really about the youth of the world in all its power and unpredictability — just like the unforgiving gods.” We hope we can be the true human beings that the unforgiving gods of fashion wants us to be!