Now Boarding: Life-Sized Plane Showcases Chanel’s New Line
Karl Lagerfeld puts on a fashion show at the Grand Palais in a custom-built luxury liner.
Karl Lagerfeld has taken things to a new level. On Tuesday, January 24th, Lagerfeld showcased Chanel’s spring/summer 2012 collection in a luxury jet liner turned runway. The interior of the plane, which was situated in the Grand Palais in Paris, contained a 164 foot aisle and 180 swivel seats; it took five days to construct. Blue was one theme of the show, an obvious parallel to the sky outside the faux airplane’s windows. And many of the outfits were influenced by flight attendant uniforms of the 1960s. However, Lagerfeld wanted the viewer to go deeper, explaining that, “I didn’t want to make it too literal… If you look at what air hostesses really wore back in the ’60s, it wasn’t that great.”