Girl power! Chanel had some memorable finales including the time pregnant model Ashleigh Goode closed the haute couture show show wearing a wedding gown. For the finale of their Spring/Summer 2015 at Paris Fashion Week, Karl Lagerfeld accompanied models in a feminism protest. Instead of doing the typical runway finale, models carried signs with positive messages like “History Is Her Story,” “He Is She,” “Feminism Not Mascohism” and “Be Different!” Some models had mega horns, including Cara Delevingne, who was at the front of the pack. According to Harper’s Bazaar, Whitney Houston‘s “I’m Every Woman” blasted from the speakers as the models marched down the runway. Gisele Bundchen and Kendall
Jenner were part of the group.
The clothes didn’t feature any feminism messages or obvious themes, but there were a series of bright, bold florals that went well with the show’s bold and empowering finale.
It’s great that Chanel closed the show with such a strong feminist message. This comes right after Emma Watson‘s moving HeForShe gender equality speech and a bunch of empowering campaigns like #FreeTheNipple. As Paris Fashion Week draws to a close, it’s a brilliant way to end on such an optimistic note. To quote another feminist anthem, “Who run the world? Girls!”
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