Monday, October 08, 2018

Chanel Spring/Summer 2019, les Impressionnistes à Londres, Petit Palais

The Chanel Spring-Summer 2019 show at Grand Palais always comes as the final coup de grace to Paris Fashion Week. The great advantage is after you're done gorping at the fashion plates rushing to get inside by 10:30/showtime, you can cross the street and visit the PETIT PALACE and see whatever is on. This is the last week for LES IMPRESSIONNISTES À LONDRES.
Leather or tweed bikers hats were out in numbers this year.
Chanel l'invitées were told to wear low heels or flats.
A sandy beach was waiting for them inside the Grand Palais
Including real waves!
Many fashionistas show up sans show invitation just to pose for all the photographers onsite.
I loved the double sweater effect of this photographer (two identical wooly pullovers - one tied around the neck).
The crowd was definitely smaller outside PETIT PALAIS across the street and less chic.
Many French artists like Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, Tissot and Daubigny sought refuge and exil in London during the wretched years of the Franco-Prussian war, 1870-1871. Monet's misty house of parliament.
The smog and smoke was thick back in the day.
Ladies by James Tissot were just as elegantly dressed as Chanelophiles across the street.
Could you wear a Chanel outfit at this picnic?
Another Monet in a London park.

Monet's houses of parliament series
And Derain's Fauve version.. The show is on through october 15 so hurry run see it.
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Bonne Semaine!

11 comments:

  1. I'm always amazed by the variety of outfits you show - from classy to glamorous to downright outlandish.

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    1. And You can not imagine all the stuff I left out!!
      Its a very entertaining event waiting on the outside.
      Its Hard to imagine the catwalk parade inside could be better!

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    2. BTW if you should get a CHANEL invite you can rent a head-to-toe outfit for the day.
      Maybe by the hour..qui sait?

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  2. Vicki H1:50 PM

    Your posts are ALWAYS outstanding, but this one is SO special for some reason. Maybe it is the juxtaposition between fashion week photos to the lovely impressionist art. Just loved this. Thank you!!!!

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    1. Its convenient that great art is just across the street from ephemeral art Vicki

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  3. Rich and Caroline1:55 PM

    What a wonderful way to begin our first day back in the States!

    This entire post is a delight, as are you.

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  4. K from Owl's Head2:01 PM

    What fun!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Always enjoy your fashion pics!

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  6. Mary from Canada12:33 AM

    Thank you for posting this impression of fashion week and the Petit Palais. The Petit Palais is one of my favourite places to spend a couple of hours off the beaten track of tourists, when in Paris.
    Loved the gold lustre pants and the turquoise boots. Smashing!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  7. As always, reading this post left me with so much joy and enthusiasm! Those two paintings by Tissot: OMG......
    I received the envelope with your maps and letters. Lovely art, Carol!
    Thank you so much.

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  8. Oh Carol, LOVE seeing these Chanel line-ups and the impressionist exhibition. I've never seen the Tissot paintings before - I see I'm not the only one to fall in love with them. Thanks for the tour around - haven't managed to get there yet.

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