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Chanel on ice – Chloe Hill’s postcards from Paris

A Chanel show is always much so much more than just the clothes. Like entering an alternative reality, it also hails the close of Paris Fashion Week and the monster fashion month itself. From model girl gangs, a monochrome palette and the grandeur of the Grand Palais. Here, Chloe Hill shares her postcards from Chanel’s Autumn Winter 20 show.

“Of all the looks I saw on guests at the show this was the most striking, so simple, effortless.”

“The sculptural seating set the tone for the collection which Virginie Viard descibed as “A very simple, very pure momentum.”

“Chanel’s classic camellia adorning a modern bra style top.”

“The glass roof of Palais Royal, where Chanel’s Fall Winter show was held.”

“Chanel accessories and Barrie Knitwear, the perfect pairing.”

“Soft ruffles contrasted with modern press studs pants.”

“Appreciating the exterior of Grand Palais.”

“Models striding along the misty runway.”

“A guest’s Chanel bag before the show.”

“A bag to fit everything, worn by a guest at the show.”

“There were almost no dresses in the collection, instead longline coats created an elegant silhouette.”

“A guest leaves the show in tweed, always so timeless.”