CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE – PARIS F/W 2011 FASHION SHOW
The retro-feel at Chanel’s haute couture show was injected with modernity. Held at the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld had a neon Place Vendome recreated to honor Coco Chanel, who spent many of her years living at the Ritz there, and where there is still a Chanel boutique. Why use a replica when you have the actual thing just steps away? To reinvent your own version of course. Lagerfeld’s nearly sci-fi rendition added to the mysterious allure of the collection.
Mystery abounds for the collection entitled Les Allures de Chanel, and the muted color palette aids in creating this special atmostphere. The classic Chanel tweed suits shone this season in a peplum silhouette paired with pencil skirts with hems that stayed close to the knee. As always, Karl Lagerfeld has a way of creating classic and inventive remakes that are absolutely wearable and stunning alongside long elegant gowns that use patterns, beading, feathers and lace to create what will surely be a new classic in years to come.
For the finale, the models all returned in the pitch black with light-up LED platforms that illuminated the space. The allure of Chanel lives on. Chez Chanel somehow manages to stay current through each collection while staying true to the style and feel of what Coco created long ago.
CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE – PARIS F/W 2011 PRESENTATION VIDEO
CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE – PARIS F/W 2011
(IMAGES BY KARL LAGERFELD)
Fashion Week coverage directed by Indira Cesarine for XXXX Magazine
Article by Amy Tabarly
Video Directed by Indira Cesarine, edited by Karc Chan
Runway Photos by Pascale V Marquis for XXXX Magazine