Well, hold on to your crop tops, because Karl Lagerfeld tells us they’re here to stay!
Amidst a garden of paper mache, rumored to take one year to construct, Karl debuted Chanel‘s take on Spring 2015 Haute Couture in Paris today, and it was predictably grandiose. Say what you will about our dear pal Karl, but the man sure knows how to put on a show! He also appreciates some great eye candy, kicking off the show with two very svelte male models ‘watering’ the set before the looks began skipping down the runway.
As always, Chanel grew a large, and important, crowd. Both Anna Wintour and Anna Dello Russo were in attendance, along with recent face Kristen Stewart and one of my favorite models to crush on, Lena Perminova. Just what was Chanel serving this season? Well, crop tops and a whole lot of embellishment!
I feel like it’s been a minute since I talked about Chanel on Dream in Lace, and no I’m not being irreverent. Each Chanel collection garners a lot of attention, so I go a bit mute on the subject…you know, as not to be a completely predictable bore. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s beating a dead horse…and fashion minded folk just LOVE to talk about Chanel.
This time around, I decided to put in my two cents because I feel Chanel’s latest couture collection is deliciously ostentatious, if not more than a little wacky. I also think it’s a polarizing collection, which is fun. Karl Lagerfeld certainly knows how to get people talking and there’s simply no way a sea of midriffs in Coco’s signature tweed suits won’t raise an eyebrow or two.
Silhouette wise, I think we can all vote we’re going very young here. No more old granny at the country club clutching her pearls. Nope. Today’s Chanel girl is young…not to mention very UP on her pilates game. And, after a very muted palette at Fall 2014 Couture, color is big on the scene for spring – both in your clothes and on your lips.
It’s certainly an interesting time for Chanel, watching them go younger and younger – pushing the bar further and further. Karl Lagerfeld is a master at combining new and old to push the house in new directions.
What do you think about Chanel? Do you prefer the classic silhouettes, or do you like the newer girl who is not afraid to bare her midriff?