Surprising the spot-on clothing itself that took the cake at Chanel’s Haute Couture 2017 runway. This wasn’t Coco by Karl, but rather Lagerfeld couture worked into the heart of Chanel. An exercise executed with gracious taste that expressed couture at its height. Beneath the glass dome of the Grand Palais, the house on rue Cambon offered a multitude of suits and knee-length dresses for Spring/Summer 2017, making for a resolutely luxurious line.
Among the looks that went down the runway, these aqua suede thigh boots embroidered with pearls, rhinestones, and sequins marvelously incarnated a romantic opulence. As couture was pushed to its paroxysm, this piece brushed up against sparkling glamour – elegant, sleek, and amplified with references to the 30s and Art Deco. These diamond-constellated thigh boots passionately symbolized an incredible homily to the style of the founder, Gabrielle Chanel, reiterated here by Karl Lagerfeld who is without a doubt the last couturier to have an innate sense for the cult of Parisian haute couture.