Over the past season, Karl Lagerfeld has accustomed us to a magnificent shows and impressive backdrops, which always are the subject of discussion-who could forget the legendary carousels, at Fall 2008, or the super market at the pret-a-porter last winter ?At the Chanel Couture, for the season Autumn / Winter 2014, Tuesday afternoon, we saw the return, of the artistic director of the house, Karl Lagerfeld, in the simplicity, and the two characteristics that define, over time, his ideas: the glamour and historical references.
In a subtractive Grand Palais, with setting a room with white walls, a fireplace and a virtual mirror, models walked the catwalk wearing-classic-style capes and airy dresses, iconic deux piece of tweed, silk skirts and shorts-all, combined with flat sandals (which took the place of sneakers talked last season). The collection contained clear references to the heroines of Dickens, with impressive detail of lace, crystals, embroidery, with large collars, corsets, short jacket, lines A and ribbons to dominate in a collection that reminded us, for another time, why Karl Lagerfeld remains for decades “the Kaiser”.
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The news had already been known from last year’s winter. Kristen Stewart is the new face of Chanel, for the collection Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas. The famous actress posed on the lens of Karl Lagerfeld and sets out her boho self.
In the photos you will see the American star wore pieces with western influence. Maxi dresses, cropped shirts, fringed vests, leather, lace … Her hair is elaborately made impress! So do her makeup, which emphasizes full eyebrows and intense smokey eyes.
She may open the show for Chanel, and accompanied Karl Lagerfeld himself at the close of the event, but Cara Delevingne has not escaped the fire of the Kaiser. The director of Chanel spoke to the Guardian stating among alia, about the 21 year old model
‘Cara Delevingne is not a standout beauty
‘Was it Bacon who said, ‘There is not beauty without some strangeness in the proportions’?’
Regarding the love of Cara for Instagram and her famous selfies Lagerfeld, unsurprisingly, did not mince his words.
‘They are this horrible thing where you are distorted. The chin is too big, the head is too small. No, this is electronic masturbation.’
The sporty surprise on the catwalks of haute couture.
Fashion has acquired a strong love lately with sneakers. In every street style photography there is at least one pair of Nike Air Max, or Adidas Stan Smith.
This trend seems to be jumped from the street to couture catwalks for Spring / Summer 2014! Raf Simons for the house of Dior, but also Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, transposed the street trend and combined it with dresses and haute couture.
Initially it was the sports shirt – sweatshirt following the baseball type of hat, and now sports shoes or sneakers enter so dynamically in our daily outfits even outside the gym. A few years ago, sports shoes were only for the gym and none of us dare to wear them outside, beyond those that had generally choose a sport look.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on a Chanel pair of sneakers of course. The legendary Parisian house showed the way, it’t in your hand to adapt the more affordable labels will help you, I recommend Nike and new Balance.
With this recent notability with sneakers these days, companies like Nike and New Balance in their effort to please the general public have grown the range of designs and colors. Nike sports shoes are timeless choice, and with such a variety of colors can undoubtedly satisfy all tastes.
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
Model: Lindsey Wixson
Stylist: Amanda Harlech
Make-Up: Lloyd Simmonds
Hair: Eamonn Hughes
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
Models: Kati Nescher & Marlon Teixeira
If Chanel was a factory, then Karl Lagerfeld would be the most important gear.
In order to present the pre-spring/summer 2014 collection, Chanel released a video entitled «Fashion Machine». Starring Jamie Bochert, Lindsey Wixson, Soo Joo, Nadja Bender Ming Xi who transformed into Chanel glam girls after their entry into a giant Chanel top, that resembles to a reactor. A machine that all women would like to have instead of a closet.
The direction is signed of course by Karl Lagerfeld, who plays in the video and waits for the girls to photograph after their transformation. This new collection oozes from Chanel characteristics. Pearls, tweed and chains star in a collection that will be released soon in Chanel boutiques worldwide.
The Chanel fashion show is every year the most anticipated in haute couture fashion week among others. This time Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by the athletic street wear and showed all his creations combined with sneakers.
But not just plain sneakers.
The hourglass silhouettes of Chanel with corsets and cropped jackets, the tweed jackets and even dresses combined with sneakers made of python, tweed or adorned with stones (all covered with lace) each needed more than thirty hours to build the hand.The price is expected to overcomes three thousand euros and Karl did not hesitate to combine them even with wedding dress.
The bride from before yesterday‘s show was none other than the model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne wearing the Chanel couture bridal creation, sneakers and the godson of uncle Karl and familiar of the Chanel catwalks, Hudson Kroenig, holding her tail , stepped into the Grand Palais and closed the show.
This woman whatever she does will be discussed. Victoria Beckham has a star, this is a given. But what she wore on the red carpet Bambi Awards in Berlin? The Posh of our hearts, as usual, after all, voted black! She chose, therefore, a striking dress from her collection with deep neckline. The gown hugged her body and highlighted her fugre perfectly. Apart from the …neckline, discussed variously and the intense smokey makeup.