Karl Lagerfeld's set designs for Chanel shows are almost as notable as his clothes and accessories. He has a knack for turning any space into an Instagrammable moment, whether it's creating an "into the woods" set, like he did for his fall '18 show, or using a live rocket as a prop in his fall '17 show.
For the spring 2019 collection, Lagerfeld exceeded expectations by turning the Grand Palais (a museum and exhibition hall in Paris) into the beach. There was a sense of ease yet glamour in the collection, made all the more apparent by models being barefoot as they walked down the sandy "runway." The looks ranged from tweed sets and fishermen vests to Chanel logo belts and chains.
As usual, the accessories had their moment as models doubled up on bags, wearing next season's It pieces around their necklaces. My particular favorites were the logo chain belts, which would look amazing if worn with a one-piece swimsuit. As far as Paris Fashion Week shows go, Lagerfeld's #ChanelByTheSea theme is definitely one of the most memorable ones so far. We can't tell who had more fun in the end, Lagerfeld or his group of models.
Catch up on everything that went down at the beach, below.
Karl Lagerfeld transformed the museum's interior into a beach scene called "Chanel By The Sea."
A nice reprieve from wearing heels on the catwalk.
Hottest life guards...ever?
Pamela Anderson and Pharell Williams attended the show.
No surprise here, she recently launched a collaboration with Lagerfeld's namesake brand and dominated Paris Fashion Week runways.
I want that dress.
Adding the bikini to my spring 2019 wishlist.
The coolest baseball-inspired woven hat?
"Yup, I did good."