Our favourite fashion writer Nagiib is amazed by how Karl Lagerfeld captures the essence of Coco Chanel.
The creative director of Chanel re-invents the world famous brand every season. The definition of haute couture is the creation of fitted luxury pieces that is for the client that can afford it!
The show was in the historical Paris’s Grand Palais, in a war-torn background with a grand decaying theatre that depicts the theme of the collection of the old and the new. An epic atmosphere that would reign in a Hollywood blockbuster, this is one set design that will be forever remembered as Chanel’s distractive fantasy coming to live. With jewellery right down finger tips and crowned with squared-off boaters, no type of luxury has ever been this detailed.
The Chanel show was attended by the likes of Rihanna, who left very little to the imagination with a cotton cardigan and armour of pearls. Poor Twilight actress Kristen Stewart tried her best but I am sure Karl would disapprove of her wardrobe: a mix-match of Madonna’s current style. Other guests included actress Rose Byrne and The Great Gatsby director, Baz Luhrmann.
Chanel tweeds in a futuristic cityscape a largely monochromatic design, drop waists, layering over volumes with short skirts and a major impact of beading and sequins accessorised with high suede stocking shoes on some of the world’s most famous models. For the closing piece of the show, the bride wore a tweed coatdress, full-lengthened evening wear best described as mixed media of artistic use of textile, in white tweed apron paneled jacket and skirt cascade of petticoats in a train of embroidered tulle.