Friday, July 15, 2011

Chanel Collection Fall 2011


Happy Saturday my ladies! Today I report on Chanel's Couture Fall 2011: Karl Lagerfeld had the perfect script for Coco's own life story in his fall fashion show. At least that was one way to look at a collection that seemed to chop through time.  The show opened with Chanel tweed suits, which didn't make their appearance until the twenties, and it closed with "lamp shade" evening silhouettes that echoed the work of Paul Poiret, the early twentieth-century Parisian designer whom Chanel helped render irrelevant with her innovations.  Can't help but wonder, why, the very dark back drop for such a stunning collection? Finished with  black veils around the eyes of the models..  One hopes we are not looking at a somber fashion year!