Also this year, the Chanel show traditionally closed Paris fashion week. It was the first pret-a-porter show of Karl Lagerfeld's successor Virginie Viard. The setting of the Spring/Summer 2020 was a tribute to Paris, or rather a specific image chosen by Virginie Viard: the Parisian roofs that are so typical with their zinc surfaces, walkways, chimney pots and skylights. Viard made the models, wrapped in the new designs of the Spring/Summer collection, practically run over the roofs of the city.
Viard gave a 90's twist to the collection; from tailored dresses, tweed onesies, loose cardigans to floral decorated hats. There were voluminous taffeta skirts, sequined jackets, tapered denim legs and custom-made short shorts. This time there were numerous wearable items in the collection. With the diversity on the catwalk, Viard shows that she wants to make Chanel an even better and more modern brand.
Not the perfectly organized show, the models that wore the most beautiful creations, the beautiful simulated Parisian decor, but Marie Benoliel received the most attention during the show. The final had only just begun when a woman climbed the catwalk. Marie Benoliel is a comedian and YouTube star in daily life. Dressed in a black and white checkered suit and a hat, she stormed the stage. After storming the catwalk, she posted several messages on her Instagram about the incident. Marie Benoliel mentioned that her action was a joke and actually a "tribute" to Chanel, which was not well received by the public. Model Gigi Hadid also didn't see the joke and accompanied the comedienne in a calm (but compelling) way from the catwalk. Next time, we hope that Benoliel will think twice before she makes such a "joke".