The Modernity of AntiquityChanel Cruise 17

It is really about the youth of the world in
all its power and unpredictability

Greek Antiquity, the cradle of culture, beauty and modernity, is at the heart of Karl Lagerfeld’s inspiration: “The criteria of beauty in ancient, then classical, Greece still hold true. There have never been more beautiful representations of women. Or more beautiful columns. The entire Renaissance, in fact, was based on Antiquity. It is really about the youth of the world in all its power and unpredictability — just like the unforgiving gods.” A true travelogue through time and space. The realm of mythology is ever-present: Greek goddesses appear in dresses literally sculpted, in immaculate crepe, their marked waists embroidered entirely in sequins that emulate marble. Rewriting the codes of Antiquity, Chanel mixes supple draping and elegant, fluid lines shape a silhouette in tweed and jersey, silk and linen, lace and crepe.