Friday, July 07, 2006

Chanel Couture

Simply beautiful. Karl Lagerfeld's latest Chanel couture collection never fails to impress me. This time, he embraces the new proportions (just like Galliano did for the Sienna Miller leggings) by introducing a leggy collection. But there are no highstreet style leggings here. The usual chanel-isms were still very much present. The baroque jewels and the little black (and navy) dresses were among the many ladylike details.

I thought's term "Mod Medieval" was very apt. While there were armour-like qualities to some dresses, the silhouette remained very modern (and Mary Quant). What with Dior's gladiator armour ladies, I think medieval influences are going to be much bigger in the next readytowear collections.