Oh, the humanity!
Yes, Lagerfeld turned Paris’ Grand Palais into an Autumn wood, complete with moss, dead leaves, and nine (count ‘em, nine) trees.
Speaking of trees…
The audience members were also given wooden benches to sit on.
According to FNE, Chanel missed the mark by, “Promoting the diversity of French forests? An invitation to return to nature? A willingness to show itself to be an eco-responsible label? Whatever Chanel’s motivations, they failed. Nature isn’t about trees cut down in a forest, transported by lorry for scenery they sent to the rubbish skip.”
However, unlike most environmental organizations, FNE did not just carp about the show, but instead they offered a constructive take on the situation, “It would have been better, indeed innovatory, to set up the catwalk in the forest itself, rather than cut down trees to bring (them) to Paris.”