Chanel hosts airport show amid Paris aviation protest

The exhaustive fashion month may be coming to a close but guests checking in at Paris Cambon airport for Chanel Airlines this morning were certainly not heading home.


Iconic hallyu star Park Shin-hye departed from Incheon global Airport Monday to participate in Chanel’s 2016 Spring/Summer fashion show themed “Ready-to-wear”, to be held at Grand Palais, Paris, on Tuesday.

The Formula One champion was clearly excited to be at the show, and even rubbed shoulders with Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld himself.

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Suffice it to say, no other airport in the world is as gleamingly spectacular, nor its passengers as chic. Chiefly among them, Cara Delevingne showed her support for Captain Karl alongside girlfriend Saint Vincent.

Sports stars Lewis Hamilton and Maria Sharapova were also along for the ride. Models wore loose, low pigtails embellished with statement-making chrome accessories and soft, natural makeup-punctuated by a decidedly unwearable goggles-esque blue eyeshadow look.

Large sunglasses, a rectangular block of blue eyeshadow and metallic and plastic lace-up shoes gave an urban edge to Chanel’s classic suits. As we waited, a television reporter approached to ask what it was we expected to see here, perhaps an antidote to all of those slobs who board airplanes these days in sweatpants, shorts, and flip-flops?


“I especially wanted to do it as it seemed like the ideal way of capturing the reality of shows themselves: that surreal contrast in the chaos of a run-up to an event, then that moment a model comes down the catwalk, gliding serenely like a swan down the Thames”, he said. Chanel suitcases rolled down the runway and a few models toted new micro-size luggage bags.

Flight of fancy: Chanel stages runway show in mock airport