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Video: Chanel goes eco-couture, while Dior looks to future

© AFP / Patrick Kovarik | Karl Lagerfeld (L) and Argentinian model Mica Arganaraz (R) at the Chanel fashion show for 2016 spring/summer on Jan 26, 2016 in Paris.

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-01-27

Chanel - arguably the highlight of the Paris fashion calendar - sent a subtle, classic, ecologically-inspired haute couture collection across a runway of perfectly manicured lawns and pools of water in the French capital Tuesday.

"It's not really bling-bling red carpet," said designer Karl Lagerfeld as he greeted fans and well-wishers at the iconic Grand Palais venue just off the Champs-Élysées.

"We're in fashion and at the moment ecology is part of the expression of our time, what fashion is supposed to be," Lagerfeld said.

The show drew out the stars, with British actress and model Cara Delevingne taking a front row seat alongside US movie star Gwyneth Paltrow, US Vogue editor Anna Wintour and actress Diane Kruger.

The catwalk was also star-heavy with Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Argentinian model Mica Arganaraz parading ankle-length skirts, variants of the classic cropped Chanel coat and shimmering beaded numbers straight out of the roaring 1920s.

(For all the photos from the Chanel show, click here)

Dior looks to the future

The first Dior show since Raf Simons' departure mirrors the house's evolution towards a modern woman looking for luxury.

The Spring-Summer 2016 collection was put together by the brand's in-house team, Swiss designers Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier, and was unveiled in a structure specially designed for the show, with mirrors on ceiling and walls, installed in the garden of the famed and recently renovated Rodin Museum.

The show featured shoulder-baring designs, rich embroidery and transparent chiffon dresses, while Dior's trademark bar jacket was given a masculine look.

The fashion house has yet to announce a successor to Simons, who left after some three years to develop his own label.

Date created : 2016-01-27

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