Chanel Artistic endeavor Grand Palais, Paris. The Chanel Spring Summer collection is always and will forever be one of the highlights of Paris fashion week. The reason being that everyone looks forward to what the Kaiser will surprise us with this time. The Grand palais was transformed into an all white wall art gallery of paintings and sculptures of the uber modern variety. Welcome to the Art Basel world of Chanel, FASHION AS ART, a world of pantone colored tweeds, Uber bright Chanel bags and giant Art Deco Pearl chokers. A world where Jay Z’s on the soundtrack belting “Picasso baby” From the moment one opens the program notes, one knows to expect a blast of color, and shapes to rival any art gallery. Lagerfeld did not disappoint, he sent out smart suitings of bright colored lavish tweeds, endless embroidered surfaces, plastic painted lace, raffia and endless details. The question remains. Is fashion Art? In my opinion, it absolutely is.