Let’s go to the beach, the water’s fine,” said Karl Lagerfeld. Or at least he implied it through an array of by-the-sea ready looks shown on an actual sandy shore, right in the center of the Grand Palais. If you’re planning the most-luxe summer trip, head to Chanel and stock up on biker shorts, summer suiting, loads of accessories, and cocktail options you can wear from the beach club to the boardwalk. Per Lagerfeld’s standard in-theme shows, this one stuck to it’s inspiration closely, veering off only towards the end when a suite of sheer, embroidered, and layered midnight blue and black eveningwear hit the sand–but in looks still easy enough to sport once you’ve kicked your shoes off for a walk on the shore. The show’s branded shirting and cardigans are going to be must-haves, as are the array of hats, piped nautical blazers, and C-H-A-N-E-L branded belts.
Nicholas Ghesquière is in a groove at Louis Vuitton, and his collection was not as much about going in one direction, but more about a futuristic approach to how his woman (aka the new and improved LV girl) should dress. Everything felt forward-thinking, even the pieces that so clearly called to ’80s silhouettes. Blouson sleeves, strong shoulders, micro minis, and Ghesquière’s version of street-style worthy space suits were just a few things on offer. If you’re looking for Nicholas to show full-throttle evening, don’t hold your breath; you’re going to have to wait patiently for his muses–like Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, and Alicia Vikander–to walk the red carpet in something custom.