Wednesday, October 01, 2014

What 2 wear 2 Chanel Spring 2015 - Grand Palais

10:30 September 30, Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Spring 2015 show at Grand Palais

What to wear to the show? Something Chanelesque of course.

Assuming you have the precious invitation in your hand. Better have the famous quilty bag along.

The guards are checking names on their iPads. No slipping through this event.
Pink-checked Chanel head-to-toe including Chanel lunch basket.

Generally you'll do fine in Chanel black and white. These slipons look comfortable.

US Vogue Grace Coddington in her standard black pajamas. This has to make life simple during Paris Fashion Week.

Black any length works.

Black, white with a touch of red.

Perfect in geometric black and white but no ticket to ride. Still an homage to Chanel/Karl.

Lots of Paris art students show up to watch the show outside the show.

Black and white plus yellow getting interviewed.

NYTimes Bill Cunningham in his blue workman's jacket stalks the invitées happy to pose for him.

FYI Western fringe is IN. Some guests show up wearing garments from the show.

Perfection to a T, Bat_Gio AKA fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia

Arrives a little too late. When they close the doors at Karl's show thats it. 

Here's the 'It' bag everybody who's nobody is carrying at Fashion Week. Lots of free fashion magazines are handed out so you need something.

I head over to Le Japon Rive Gauche at Bon Marche to get me a dotty bag(11€).

The store is red dots and special Japanese designer popup shops.

There's even a place to chill between shows and go all Zen designed by Tadao Ando. The exposition is on till 18 October and ties in with the huge Hokusai exhibit just opened today at Grand Palais. Paris has gone Japanese for the duration through 18 January.

The perfect black and white Bento boxes (17€). Just add a gold chain and this could do fine at the Chanel show if you have a ticket. And look at these Chanel-esque kiddies shoes from Atsuko Matano(35€). If you have  tiny feet plus a white T and black skirt/pants you could really make a statement with these two don't you think? Now the trick is how to get a ticket to the show!?

40 comments:

  1. Only you could have spotted the red under her shoes:)
    I must admit if you have a uniform like black pj's to go everywhere..there is no worry.
    It's expected!
    Looks like fun and over the top..
    Did you see Amal Alamuddin's dress when she left Venice?
    So pretty...to me anyways.

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    1. Thank Oscar de la Renta for her outfits.
      Vogues says so.

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  2. PS love the long black w/ short white cropped hair..Elegant...edgy.

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    1. Everyone is so darn elegant and edgy at these things.
      Makes one want to go home and take a nap..
      Daunting

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    2. That's why I would never be seen there..
      It's works for you! You do it well!

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  3. Anabella11:46 AM

    The blk and white bento box plus added gold chain...maybe the new popular bike chains? would definitely make a statement. not sure what but eye catching for sure.

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  4. French Girl11:51 AM

    You had a lot of fun at the shows???
    Cooooool
    Big bisous

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  5. In keeping with my trademark look of gardener-cum-painter-cum-dog-bather, I still long for the vintage Channel (now distressed) jacket you showed a while ago.

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    1. RUN to ZARA!!!
      I should too. Chanel had nothing to do with that shaggy jacket.

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  6. Coco Chanel, Grace Coddington, Bill Cunningham, Carol Gillott all in one post! Superbe!!!!! (Ha ha. Autocorrect tried to correct that to Superbad. Yeah. Superbad!)

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    1. Superbad.
      I wish!! I'm feeling a bit drab after hanging out (from a distance admittedly) with the super chic...

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    2. Don't feel drab. Being chic is an individual thing.... and you've got it!

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  7. I love your blog. I tend to lurk but I enjoy every bit of it. I would love to get my hands on one of the dotted bags. Do you know how long will they be available? I will be traveling to Paris later this month.

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    1. there's a link in the post to Bon marche
      the Japan promotion is on till Oct 18

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    2. Oh drat. I will be there four days after the promo ends! Thanks for your reply <3

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  8. Great opening sketch & I love the first photo :)
    Great shots of the crowd, their clothes and all of the accessories - very cute!

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  9. i had never thought of how entertaining it must be simply to watch the belles and the beautiful arrive at the shows until this series of posts. It's fascinating!

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  10. Now you are talking! The Chanel show...love it. The quilted bag is the only high end designer bibelot that I've ever coveted! Did you see them taking to the streets in faux protest? Style.com place it on "Chanel Boulevard." How did you find out where it was, or did you just luck onto it? Remember when we tried to find the one down past Gare de Austerlitz?

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    1. It was listed at Grand Palace.
      Many say just 'invitation' so they wanted the fans there drooling.
      The faux Manifest was Inside the building with faux backdrops

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  11. What fun to watch the attendees assemble, with their varying homages to Chanel! Glad for you and them that the weather seemed kind!

    I'm a big fan of Grace Coddington and Bill Cunningham. They love seeing what fashion is up to, just as you do dear Carol, yet have got their unique style.

    xo

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    1. Ahem...Very unique style. Workman's blue jacket and chinese PJs.
      Grace is nit making any effort at all ;(
      Disappointing..

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  12. Anonymous10:16 AM

    This is really interesting-Nature clothes its animal denizens in some very glorious arraignment, usually the male of the species but we Humans spend an awful lot of time, money and creative juices making ourselves more attractive. And you are definitely more than chic, you are attractive and more important interesting looking. One would want to talk to you because you would have something to say. IMHO

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    1. Interesting looking?
      Uh oh ;O

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  13. Rosemary Flannery10:23 AM

    love your blog, really super as usual!
    xox R

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  14. Laura2:29 PM

    Certainly nothing wrong wih your looks Carol. Of more importance however,
    to quote "anonymous".....
    "You would have something to say"!
    Wit and intelligence will top high fashion any day!
    Thanks for sharing this event, very interesting on so many levels.

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  15. Great coverage Carol! Love that dotty bag....will head to LBM tomorrow ;-)

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    1. I'm thinking I should get a backup bag just in case I lose this one...anything dotty in Paris is a winner.

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  16. Carol, just back from France and catching up with your blog. I never herd from youI, but see you were busy with Fashion Week. Chatou was fun. Perfect weather and not crowded. Would have enjoyed your company. Hope you get to go. It runs for two weeks. Regretting that I left one or two things behind, but se la vie. Next time……...
    Sad I missed meeting you this trip, but hopeful that we can meet up on a future trip. Loving your snapshots of Fashion Week…….love your blog! ~ Sarah

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    1. Sarah, I tried but lost yr email in the morass ;((
      I'm trying to go Sunday or Monday sooo late but I gotta do it!

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  17. I love the idea of showing up to the show to watch the show outside of the show!

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    1. Me, I would rather not be a wanna-be outside Chanel thanks very much ;))

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  18. Thanks for keeping me in touch with Paris. You are wonderful.
    Bev

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  19. The Chanel lunch basket gets top prize. I love how close you got to the invitation checkers! Lovely irony. Coddington has the best idea! Wish we could have such a simple and acceptable signature look.

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  20. Felicity9:09 AM

    Even the most famous seem to say dont forget me!!!
    My fav this week is the Chanel homage. ..to Karl B&W jacket with long fringed white dress totally fabulous!
    And I love your Parisian stare at Pro photogragher!
    Go girl!!!!!

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  21. Mille Merci for the wonderful photos, Carol! That B&W checked jacket and fringed white dress totally fab...only in Paris! And the cheeky red bottoms flirting from the underside of shoes. "God is in the details."...

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  22. I'm loving your paparazzo's eye on fashion week - you're so good at this!!
    (even if these shots make me feel so drearily ordinary by comparison!)
    xxxx

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    1. Idem here, to everything you said, Karen!

      Big merci, Carol, for the whole lot of fun I had browsing through your pictures and especially reading your comments! And what a scoop, catching Bill Cunningham in the act!!!

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  23. I am in heaven! Love the Giovanna pic -her posturing so elegant like a drawing itself and the Japanese girls-so colourful-great fashion moments! Seeing this is such a relief from dull colours atm. This is totally the wrong climate but I am just craving sequins, studs and OTT

    Your line drawings rock-are they watercolour or calligraphy/aqua pen?

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    1. Thanks LG
      I use a Pilot brush pen and waterbrushes and watercolor.

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  24. Thank-you so much Carol! Cannot wait to try the brush pen out!

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