The 2019 Paris Fashion Week Recap || The Best Moments

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1 || Hedi Slimane’s Celine Runway Got Roasted On Social Media

Now a lady, Celine’s re-imagination of the older ‘girly’ version was the standout feature on Hedi Slimane’s Fall runway.. Some call the departure of Celine’s creative director Phoebe Philo  a traumatic end of an era.  The show started with a model being lowered onto the runway courtesy of one giant robot arm. And it only got more confusing from there. The entire collection looked similar to what Slimane designed when he was at Saint Laurent.

 

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2 || A Future Without Karl Lagerfeld For Chanel

Upon the death of Karl Lagerfeld on February 19, Chanel announced that Virginie Viard, director of the creative studio of the house, would take the reins “so that the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel and Lagerfeld could live on”. On February 27 – just six days prior to the autumn/winter 2019 presentation at Paris Fashion Week – Chanel reiterated that the brand leadership would remain internal, thus quashing rumours of a round of musical chairs in fashion.

 

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3 || The Color Red Dominated Street Style 

For some reason, show-goers opted for statement looks during fashion week, However, the most attention-grabbing color was red.. We’re guessing the inspiration came from Valentino’s runway..

 

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4 || The Surprise Guest At The Stella McCartney Show Turned Out To Be…

Oprah Winfrey!  Ms. Winfrey landed at Paris Fashion Week and was all smiles in the front row at Stella McCartney’s show, to the delight and awe of guests and millions more on social media. She was there not only to support her designer friend but also McCartney’s new There She Grows initiative.

 

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5 || The Buzziest Show?

The Tommy Hilfiger X Zendaya disco-inspired collaboration enlisted model-of-the-moment Winnie Harlow. Disco icon Grace Jones made a catwalk cameo, dancing to her own song Pull Up to The Bumper, and the presentation ended with a sea of women wearing matching denim and tees, singing We Are Family.

 

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6 || Valentino Chooses Romance…

Valentino chief Pierpaolo Piccioli collaborated with Japanese designer Jun Takahashi for this collection. Piccioli said he wanted to move away from unearthly designs and focus on human connections. To that end, he set out to create pieces inspired by romantic love, complete with rose motifs. He also worked with poets to create a book on love to hand out to audience members.

 

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7 || Captivating Kenzo

 Kenzo’s show this year paid tribute to founder Kenzo Takada with a mixture of model looks and vintage pieces from when he started his first boutique in Paris in the 1970s. A group of dancers came out and did a choreographed routine in vintage Kenzo that had everyone in the audience up and dancing.

 

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8 || The Moment We’ve Been All Waiting For!

The presentation of Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection for Chanel, shown at Paris women’s fashion week ended minutes ago.. The show opened with a minute of silence in tribute to the fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld, who sadly passed away on Feb 19th.  A recording of Lagerfeld’s voice talking about his presentations was played. He could be heard, with his distinctive German accent, describing how Queen Elizabeth II once came to one of his shows and said it was “like walking into a painting.”

Karl’s muses sashayed the beautiful Alpine winter wonderland setup.. Cara Delevingne who opened the presentation, as well as actress Penelope Cruz and the young Kaia Gerber. In the front row Anna Wintour, top model Claudia Schiffer, who was Lagerfeld’s muse in the 1990s, as well as Monica Belluci and Korean K-pop singer Jennie were present. The show concluded with a David Bowie song, “Heroes.”

 

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