December 5, 2020

These Plastic Boots From Chanel Will Make You Actually Want It To Rain

The giant water feature Chanel erected in Paris’s Grand Palais for the brand’s spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection should probably have been a clue. And while Karl Lagerfeld didn’t actually go so far as to make it rain indoors, the cascades of water sluicing down that almighty rockface into the surrounding river were impressive nonetheless. Anything further would have played havoc with one’s blowout.
Kaia Gerber walking for Chanel spring ’18.
As soon as the first model sashayed forth from a gap between two boulders wearing a pair of thigh-high plastic booties, the theme of the house’s spring collection became clear.
Kaia Gerber on the catwalk at Chanel spring ’18.
This trend for transparent plastic or so-called ‘naked’ footwear has been administered this fashion month like a fairly constant intravenous drip but the torrent unleashed today by Chanel footwear designer, Laurence Decade, signals the end of opacity as we know it.
Adwoa Aboah on the catwalk at Chanel.
So let us count the ways. All metrological contingencies were well and truly covered from a light shower (midcalf or ankle booties) to a veritable downpour (those thigh high versions). A classic knee high mopped up anything in between.
Chanel spring ’18.
The classic Chanel capped toe appeared in both black

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