Chanel’s cruıse 2023 collectıon ınspıred by the formula one

The destination fashion show is back in a big way this spring as a number of fashion brands present their new collections in far-flung and exotic destinations. The first of these came this afternoon from Chanel, which presented its cruise 2023 show on the pebbled beach in Monte Carlo.

Kristen Stewart, Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Paradis and Sofia Coppola were among the stars sitting on the front-row sun loungers, as models walked along a sandy catwalk in a collection that was inspired by the cosmopolitan beach lifestyle of Monaco and Chanel’s history along the Côte d’Azur, as well as the Grand Prix and the ballet that Monaco is so famous for. Look out for black-and-white swimsuits, glamorous sequins and ensembles in breezy crochet.

The iconic Monte Carlo Casino enjoyed a Chanel cameo too, in the form of a miniature slot-machine bag, while other fun, summery references included bags resembling beach balls, tennis racquets, poker chips and an ice box (albeit in signature Chanel quilted leather – far more stylish). Footwear, on the other hand, was inspired by the Monte-Carlo ballet dancers‘ pointe shoes and reflected in black satin slippers adorned with thin strass buckles.

The overall vibe was languorous, carefree summer days spent being painfully chic between the beach, pool, boat and tennis courts – just as it should be.