The catwalk at the Chanel couture show Tuesday was set inside a giant terrarium, with a center piece of life-sized tropical flora made out of white and grey paper. The paper buds opened into exotic blooms of pink, red and yellow as ladylike silhouettes strutted past. Karl Lagerfeld‘s 73-piece collection boasted bare midriffs, tweed suits, crystal flowers and tulle gardening hats. “The new cleavage is the stomach,” Lagerfeld told Reuters of his spring-summer 2015 designs.
The color scheme was a mix of dusty, sugary pastels with pops of electric blue, yellow and orange. “Especially after this dark, horrid beginning of the year, there was something like this needed, I think,” Chanel’s creative director told Reuters, referring to the murderous Jan. 7 attack on Charlie Hebdo, a satire magazine in Paris.
For the Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture show, a decor inspired by a botanical glasshouse welcomed the collection. Articulated flowers bloomed as the model passed by.