Chanel brings Hollywood glamour to Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (Reuters) – French fashion label Chanel brought a touch of tinseltown to the Paris runway on Tuesday, with glamorous feathered gowns and a nod to the Hollywood sign, recreated to spell out the brand’s name.

Models paraded in and out of the giant “Chanel” lettering, transposed from the hills of Los Angeles to the interior of Paris’ Grand Palais exhibition hall, as guests perched on stools at the socially-distanced show.

Fashion labels are only just returning to the catwalk, after shows were cancelled over the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, and in Paris only the major luxury brands pressed ahead with physical events.

LVMH’s Louis Vuitton is due to present a collection on Tuesday, the last day of Paris Fashion Week.

Chanel’s latest outing showcased inspiration drawn from Hollywood’s 1950s heyday – with a French touch.

A short film released before the show paid tribute to actresses such

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