Karl Lagerfeld brings a yacht in the Grand Palais for Chanel’s Cruise 2019: “La Pausa” brings to life models and vip of glamor life

The Kaiser has accustomed us to exceptional installations for its fashion shows. After the columns of the temple of Poseidon, the rocket and the Eiffel Tower in scale today the reference is closely linked to the founder Gabrielle Chanel, who loved to travel in yatch from Venice to Montecarlo and then take a “break” in her holiday home in Roquebrune-Cap Martin, bought by the brand in 2015 (called “La Pausa”). And that today Karl Lagerfeld transforms into a more than ever solid and sumptuous vessel.   Nothing, as always, is left to chance: the chimney comes out of the chimney, the portholes are illuminated, the docks dressed up to party with tables and designer drinks. The play of lights transforms the floor of the location into a sea of ​​crystalline water.

A swarm of trendy travelers, captained by Bella and Gigi Hadid, paraded in and out of this grand Cruise Boat. The must-have of their wardrobe? Lines. Black and white, pastel, navy blue, alternate with mini sequined dresses, casual knitted suits and slipped trousers. And then the net that mimics the fishing one and becomes crystal on the hats like a Basque or embellishes braided and encrusted with sequins ton sur ton the life of a maxi skirt or the structured sleeves of a sheath dress with pockets.

Pearls and double C give way to a new logo, which reads “LA PAUSA” in large letters on sweatshirts and sweaters that shelter from the fresh air in the evenings spent on board. Nothing more current (and glamor). The classic tweed suits are revisited in Prince of Wales dress and match with maxi straw sunhat, gloves and white tights (yes, you read that right). Do not miss what was the travel suit of Coco: a maxi blazer with contrasting buttons and wide male shorts.

In the wardrobe of this chic cruiser there is also space for destroyed denim, red leather trousers, printed crop tops and sporty dancers that wink at the eighties and remind us that you can not live always and only on vacation. To be extremely cool even once dropped from the ship, to combine with bangles logo, navel belts in pearls and straps of thick rope (but do not miss the bag in the form of designer lifebelt). And if by day the look is that of a Millennial sailor, for the gala evening on board the watchword is to shine with long dresses with a deep neckline studded with sequins (a dip in the glamor of the twenties.

To applaud Lagerfeld’s latest great find for Chanel, as well as sip champagne on the deck at the after party, are the muses Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart, Margot Robbie, Lily-Rose Depp and Caroline de Maigret. On the horizon, not even an iceberg: the cruise runs smoothly. Also this time.