paris fashion week, chanel airport, spring 2016
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Just delightful.
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Photos: Air travel looks far less miserable in Chanel

By Jenni Avins

Karl Lagerfeld created the airport of our dreams this morning (Oct. 6), for Chanel’s Spring 2016 show in Paris, complete with generous carry-ons, smiling skycaps, and stylish fellow travelers. In an airy terminal—actually the soaring, sky-lit Grand Palais—a faux departures board displayed destinations such as Shanghai, Dubai, Salzburg, and New York—all cities where Chanel hosts events for jet-set customers.

Models wore baseball caps and boater hats, reflective shield-style sunglasses, and layers of knits, chiffon, and tweed we could actually picture ourselves putting on. Chunky, flat sandals with light-up soles looked easy to remove at security, while practical little white socks would protect clean feet from the floor. A fetching pattern of navy and red airplanes recalled the chic earlier days of Air France, before disgruntled employees were literally tearing the shirts off the airline’s executives.

Consider upgrading your holiday travel wardrobe, with some inspiration from the runway below.

Bon voyage. 

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Chanel, Spring 2016.
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That should fit overhead.
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Gate change.
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Now boarding.