Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chanel Couture

Chanel Couture spring/summer 2010 show today was a shimmering success for Karl Lagerfeld. The designer showed a collection of silver and candy colour gowns embellished by many atelier houses such as Lesage and Lemarie. The handwork done on the couture gowns was delicate, and showed Karls commitment to continuing to showcase the master work of the atelier houses that he purchased in 2002.
Lagerfeld called the collection “neon-baroque” in reference to the bright yellow and florescent lime hues. Some of the models wore silver half gloves, a tribute to Lagerfelds gloves that he is known for. Their hair was done up in futuristic bee hives with large flowers.

There was no gold or sailor stripe in sight, which is usually what Chanel is known for. Instead it was pastels and silver accents. This may mean stores will soon be filled with silver shoes and pastel dresses.

The show ended with Baptiste Giabiconi walking a model in a light pink wedding gown down the runway. This picture shown is of the gown wrapped and leaving the show.
Check out a small sample from the show at:

Celebrities spotted at the show included Kayne West, and his girlfriend Amber Rose, Claudia Schiffer and Olga Kurylenko(bond girl from Quantum of Solace).

Also spotted was 13 year old fashion blogger, Tavi Gevinson who seems to be getting a lot of press attention at these couture shows.

Actress, Clemence Poesy was also there dressed in a beautiful white Chanel jacket.

I was lucky enough to meet Karl Lagerfeld after the show and take a few pictures of the designer. Overall, Chanels collection of pastel gowns with silver accents was beautiful, wearable and stayed true to Haute Couture.

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