Fashion came to a standstill and Twitter almost died as 65 models hopped, skipped and frolicked around Chanel’s Haute Couture this week. How? They were all wearing trainers. Karl Lagerfeld has officially anointed the humble trainer the ultimate, nay, the only acceptable footwear for the year ahead.
Karl brought the sports field to the catwalk, as models bounded down two enormous staircases that flanked the otherwise minimalist stage at the Grand Palais yesterday. Of course, they weren’t just any trainers – these were trainers, Karl-style. These sneaks were pure ice-cream-pastel fantasies – sparkling, crystal-covered and chiffon.