Laced within the signature tweed as seen on every Chanel runway are markers of politics. They sometimes aren’t as outright as the staged protest for Spring 2015 or the trip to Cuba for the Cruise 2017 show — the Couture Spring 2017 show was far more subtle. Rumored to be dressing First Lady Melania Trump, it was still par for the course for Karl Lagerfeld, however. Pussy-bow blouses sprang up between a number of suit pants and skirts ensembles that assert power of women, notably right after the Women’s March on Washington and the world over.
Kaiser Karl went as fas as making a statement about the female form itself, drawing attention to the hips with belting and hip-accentuating silhouettes inspired by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture titled “Spoon Woman” from the 1920s. It’s a deviation from the typically long and thin designs seen time and time again from season’s past. See some of our favorite looks — as worn by Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Lily-Rose Depp — above.