Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Chanel Cruise....

Not Pre-Fall, it's Métiers d'Art. Not Resort, it's Cruise. This is the world of Chanel (as seen by Karl Lagerfeld) and here it is the latest Cruise Collection of the maison. Taking place in the Chateau de Versailles and (slightly) inspired by the eccentric queen Marie Antoinette, the collection is filled with brocade, frills, voluminous skirts (sometimes almost reminiscing 1950s) and tweer (it wouldn't be a Chanel show without it). 
However, we have colourful bobs instead of intricate buns, Chanel tattoos intead of cheeky moles and the uncomfortable creepers (platforms) instead of court shoes. Once more, Lagerfeld has taken a concept and moulded it to his particular vision; Marie Antoinettes transformed into Lolitas. 
In this disorder of things, of distorted eighteen century elements flecked a la Lagerfeld, we could imagine what would King Louis le Dernier and his wife, if they lifted their guillotinned heads...


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