Karl Lagerfeld lead an army of supermodels including Joan Smalls, Gisele Bundchen, Saskia De Braduew and Kendall Jenner (to name a few) in a feminist protest at the Chanel Spring 2015 Ready To Wear collection show at Paris Fashion Week last night (September 30).
Mr Lagerfeld never fails to create a BANG! Whether its the shopping centre collection for Chanel’s A/W 2014 collection; having models and celebrities like Rihanna run around with and in shopping trolleys filling them with exclusive Chanel groceries, or whether it’s this season. Chanel followed in Emma Watson’s footsteps by endorsing the UN Women’s campaign #HeForShe, a gender equality movement highlighting the importance of male as well as the female rights.
The models finished an excellent show with speakerphones chanting and signboards with slogans such as ‘Feminist But Feminine’, ‘Make Fashion Not War, ‘Be Different’, Women’s Rights Are More Than Alright’, and ‘Ladies First’ among others. The collection itself sought inspiration from the 60’s hippie movement, the bright shocking colours, the loose fitting clothing plus the political statement was one peace sign away from actually being in woodstock.
Chanel is known for feminine elegance garments however when Coco Chanel created Chanel, her vision was seen as rebellious and futuristic. Coco wanted women to feel at ease yet confident in what was believed to be a man world. She rid humanity of tight fitting corsets, thus igniting a major change in the feminist movement. Karl Lagerfeld took a leaf out of the founder’s book for the Spring 2015 collection, the shapes in this collection were neither feminine nor masculine. The garments minus the print, a strong example of Chanel’s support for gender equality.