Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel is a brand that creates spectacle like no other. Not many designers' clothes could stand up to a space shuttle launch inside Paris's Grand Palais, which is what the brand did at the end of its Tuesday show (scored to Elton John's "Rocket Man," of course). In the past, though, Chanel has gone as far as to chip off and ship in a giant chunk of actual glacier, though, so the brand's design department was more than able to rise to the occasion.
As the rocket suggests, Chanel's Fall 2017 collection was themed around outer space, although the celestial references were far less literal in the clothes and bags than they have been in Chanel's recent work. There was a clutch shaped like a rocket, of course, but that's a longstanding brand tradition. The most unusual runway bags were a series of backpacks in tweed and metallic nylon; other than them, the collection didn't stray beyond the brand's usual bounds, which will likely be a welcome development for Chanel's many fans. Check out all the bags below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]
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