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Karl Lagerfeld revived an ancient empire to exist amongst Chanel’s own for Pre-Fall 19.

Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in tweed suit

All clothing and accessories CHANEL Pre-Fall 2019

Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in tweed suit
All clothing and accessories CHANEL Pre-Fall 2019

“I live for today, tomorrow, and maybe after tomorrow,” Karl Lagerfeld once told Wonderland. After his passing in February, the designer’s final Pre-Fall collection for Chanel carries that sentiment, holding an unexpected poignancy. Lagerfeld conjured the mythological magic of Ancient Egypt — a civilisation we can only imagine from artefacts — and made it something tangible. “I like things to be what they don’t at first seem,” Lagerfeld professed to us, and what could be a more apt example of his lifelong genius than Pre-Fall 19? Where the gold of unearthed treasures are weaved into bouclés, hieroglyphs are pasted onto denim and Egyptian kilts become gender-bending fashion statements. Akin to our amazement at the 5000-year-old world that walked for one day on Chanel’s catwalk, Karl will continue to inspire generations after his passing.

Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in fishtail dress
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in gold hat
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in fishtail dress
All clothing and accessories CHANEL Pre-Fall 2019
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in gold hat
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in fishtail dress lying
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in fishtail dress lying
All clothing and accessories CHANEL Pre-Fall 2019
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in long dress
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in earrings
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in shoulder pad
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in long dress
All clothing and accessories CHANEL Pre-Fall 2019
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in earrings
Betty Belle wearing Chanel Pre-Fall 2019 in Summer 2019 issue in shoulder pad
Photography
Jason Lasswell
Fashion
Kamran Rajput
Hair
Alexandru Szabo at Carol Hayes Management using TIGI
Makeup
Grace Marie Ellington using MAC Cosmetics
Manicurist
Edyta Betka using Chanel
Production
Federica Barletta
BTS video
Kai Gillespie
Photo assistant
Ivano Pagnussat
Fashion assistant
Diya Aggarwal
Talent
Betty Belle at Select Model Management
Special thanks
Kaileidoscope Studio
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