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The Most Unforgettable Chanel Runway Shows Karl Lagerfeld Creative Directed

The news of Karl Lagerfeld's passing left the fashion world in grief, as the loss of a legendary creative mind is one that will definitely leave a massive void not just in fashion, but in the entire creative world as well.

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Karl Lagerfeld was best known as the man behind the iconic fashion house of Chanel—the one where Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel designed iconic fashion pieces like the 2.55 quilted bag, two-tone shoes, the tweed jacket, the little black dress, faux pearls, and the breton top. 

Long after mademoiselle Coco Chanel's passing, Karl Lagerfeld has been able to constantly reinvent the fashion house's most iconic pieces in the best possible way, through fashion-forward designs that speak to women all over the world. In his 36 years with Chanel, Lagerfeld was able to put the fashion house constantly on top with every collection he has ever created, making every Chanel piece a treasured possession for fashion lovers and regular folk alike. 



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With every Chanel collection put out was a runway show that was heralded as the most anticipated show at Paris Fashion Week, with its reputation of being the grandest, most awe-inspiring, and jaw-dropping among a sea of runway shows. The prolific designer was able to bring the most mundane settings like a supermarket or an airport into a fantastical setup inside the Grand Palais in Paris, where fashion folk from all over the world flocked to witness yet another unforgettable fashion show. 

Scroll to see 12 of the most unforgettable Chanel runway shows etched into our memories for life:


1. The Airport

Spring/Summer 2016 RTW


2. The Supermarket

Fall/Winter 2014-2015 RTW


3. The Cruise Ship

Cruise Collection 2018-2019


4. The Carousel

Fall/Winter 2008-2009


5. The Casino

Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Haute Couture


6. The Rocket Ship

Fall/Winter 2017-2018 RTW


7. The Eiffel Tower

Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Haute Couture


8. The Iceberg

Fall 2010 RTW


9. The Parisian Street Protesters

Spring/Summer 2015 RTW


10. The Beach

Spring/Summer 2019 RTW


11. Chanel in Havana, Cuba

Cruise Collection 2016-2017


12. The Villa

Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture


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