Prolific up until the moment of his tragic passing, Karl Lagerfeld was involved in every inch of Chanel, from creating his astonishing collections multiple times a year to overseeing production and even marketing. Often found behind the lens of the camera shooting Chanel’s campaigns, Lagerfeld lent his forward-minded vision to everything the house created.
In one of his final acts, Lagerfeld left us with a potent impression by tapping model Kris Grikaite for an edgy shoot that showed off all of the fresh angles of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2019 eyewear output. From pearlized chains dripping off the sides of studded sunglasses to shrewd thick-framed black glasses that make the wearer look more punk than prim, the exclusive video above is set to make your pulse race over the most unlikely of subjects: eyewear. With a voice-over that urges you to remember elements of thrill – a fast car, an anonymous love note, a peek into someone else’s life – the video captures an assertive mood.
Discover the confident new Chanel Spring/Summer 2019 eyewear collection here, and consider the boundless possibilities of a life less ordinary.