Paris Haute Couture: Chanel

Apologies for the delay in review

No bright outbursts or spectrum hues, or terribly dramatic signatures of statement pieces. The Chanel haute couture spring/summer 2011 catwalk show was instead light, precise, clean-cut, chic, and above all simple. The simplicity in fact is what we all know and love, and Karl Lagerfeld showed that in abundance. Dropped waist dresses (which have been on the s/s circuit), crystal beaded shift dresses with an ornate branch style pattern on them, and classic monochrome Chanel tweed jackets adorned the catwalk like a beautiful frost on an early morning.

Bedazzled by Lagerfeld’s legacy of creations I have always been a fan since I could remember and he didn’t disappoint this time. Icy tones revealed an almost grecian inspiration with some of the clothing in hues of metallic pewter, grey, white, pale blues and soft light pinks.

Some of the dresses were also quite reminiscent of Daryl Hannah in her 80s heyday, and would easily have looked in place in her ‘Wall Street‘ party wardrobe.

The only thing I pondered was the flat back point-toe shoes with a clear ankle strap; practical yet not so alluring at first, I am now however, kind of getting used to them and am adding them to my summer wish list!

View the collection here

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One thought on “Paris Haute Couture: Chanel

  1. Randy Veleta says:

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