Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Chanel Haute Couture S/S 2013

What: Chanel Haute Couture S/S 2013
Where: Grand Palais, Paris
When: Tuesday 22nd January 2013

It's Paris Couture Fashion Week! 
And who better to set the stakes high than King of Couture, Karl Lagerfield!? 

Set in an enchanted forest created under the wooden dome of Grand Palais, the beautiful fairy-like models of Chanel Haute Couture amazed the fashion crowd with their gothic take on Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Models such as Stella Tennant, Cara Delevingne and Lindsey Wixson walked in the sugary sweet wonderland, clothed in flowy floral concoctions and feather-coated bell skirts. 

A darker, more sinister take on the classic spring trend, Chanel used dreamy flower prints, chantilly lace and their trademark tweed in a palette of basic pales, creams and blacks. 

The drastic eye make-up (resembling mine after watching The Notebook) put a lovely contrast against the la-di-da type designs and, on some of the models, feathers and neat netting were stuck on instead of lashes, which gave a pretty effect on the runway.

 I think this was a creative and unique show, and Karl Lagerfield did a great job! Not to mention, one of the more extravagant dresses took a scary 2000 hours to make! No pain, no gain.

-R xo

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