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Chanel Wants You To Embrace Your Inner Greek Goddess

You don't have to be Aphrodite to rock this look.

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When it comes to breezy summer dressing, the Ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about keeping cool and looking fabulous. Which is perhaps why Karl Lagerfeld decided to channel the sartorial style of one of the World’s oldest civilisations with his latest Cruise collection for Chanel. 

Despite the convincing backdrop of Grecian columns lining the runway, Lagerfeld’s muses were in fact in the cunningly disguised setting of Paris’ Grand Palais – home to countless, ambitious Fashion Week set-ups from the French label. The event may not have had the Mediterranean sunshine beating down on it, but the elegance of the era emanated from the collection nonetheless. 

Image: Vogue.com

Models strode along the gravelly path in a rainbow of gladiator sandals: all chunky-soled, wrap-around and knee-high to compliment and contrast the Chanel-meets-Meg-from-Hercules gowns and two-pieces. 

Among the heritage tweeds that had been worked into summer separates and more extravagant evening ensembles, we saw many looks that found the perfect balance between casual, warm-weather clothing and eye-catching statement styling. The dresses were a combination of simple cuts in plain pastels, and some bearing patterns that reference the burnt orange-and-black designs blazed into ancient amphoras. 

As far as accessories were concerned, you’re encouraged to pile on the necklaces and bracelets – bonus points if you can pull off an upper arm band. But there is one element that is an absolute essential this season, and that is a headband. Whether you would rather an understated, plain band or an embellished piece that verges on a tiara, don’t leave your house without one. 

Here is everything you need to recreate Chanel’s Greek goddess-inspired Cruise ’18 collection for yourself: 

The Dress


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Elvi Hayley Hasselhoff Collection Nude Pleated Gown - $91
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Anthropologie Embroidered Luna Slip Dress - $168
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Mango Silk Asymmetric Gown - $250
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Free People Athena Drape Maxi - $250
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Boohoo Plus Harper Cowl Chocker Maxi Dress - $35
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The Jewels


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New Look Gold Sateen Bandana - €7
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Free People Metal Upper Armband - $28
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Mango Intertwined Hoop Earrings - $10
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Uterque Big Sun Brooch - £45
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Urban Outfitters Athena Headband - $20
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The Shoes


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Free People Santa Fe Gladiator Sandal - $148
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Missguided Lace Up Knee High Flat Gladiator Sandal - $63
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Love Culture Wine Suedette Cut Out Lace Up Sandals - $17
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She In Studded Elastic Gladiator Sandals Gold - $40
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PrettyLittleThing pippy Stone Studded Gladiator Sandals - $52.50
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Cover image: via @wwd on Instagram 
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