Paris fashion week: Chanel dazzles with colour
PARIS (AP) - Karl Lagerfeld is a man of many talents. In addition to Chanel's lauded designer, he also is an industrious artist, a sensitive colourist and a gallery curator. These were the hats he wore on Tuesday at Chanel's glorious spring-summer 2014 show, one of the biggest at Paris Fashion Week.
With a snap of his black-gloved finger and the backing of a Chanel-sized budget, curator Lagerfeld transformed the vast interior of Paris' Grand Palais into his very own gallery space.
"It's like the days of Andy Warhol," Lagerfeld said backstage, raising the age-old philosophical question: Is fashion art? Katy Perry certainly seemed impressed by the artistic musing.
The pop star watched the 89-look-strong show from the front row next to a whole host of curious art objects which scattered the runway - like a giant-sized handbag or a surreal 1-metre perfume bottle made of marble that seemed to sink into the floor.