Friday, December 7, 2012

Chanel Pre Fall 2013

Welcome to Chanel Friday, great friends!
 Coco Chanel’s lifelong romance with tweed, tartan, and cashmere, played out in the courtyard of Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. “The inspiration for the pre fall 2013, was  about the queen of fashion and the Queen of Scotland—who was also French.

The purchase of Barrie Knitwear secures another foundation from which Lagerfeld can dream up wondrous special effects, like Lesage embroidery he used to mimic Fair Isle stitching on mousseline twin sets for evening, or the cabochon jewels set into belts, chokers, and brooches by Goossens gold jewelry, or the pheasant-feathered breastplate 

The chanel show with  all the surrounding spectacle—with the castle, the pipers, and the glass citadel built for dinner, it was of an order to boggle minds—the best thing was that the clothes simply served as a reminder of what’s made Chanel great all along. That started, of course, when Coco Chanel’s lover the Duke of Westminster initiated her into tweed hunting and fishing jackets and cashmeres, Fair Isles, and Shetland knits in the twenties—she often purloined her lover’s clothes to wear on their Scottish Highland holidays. 

Have a Charming  Weekend!

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