January 27, 2009

s/s 2009 haute couture: chanel.


the starting point for karl lagerfeld at chanel was paper, and you could see it in the sharp edges of dresses, slim pants, and skirts, and literally in headresses and flowers (all created by hand). and while dior went on a colorful tour back in time, lagerfeld distilled his thoughts into two colors, black and white. the opening section featured elegant suiting with standaway necklines and tasteful pleat front a-line skirts. from there, he delved into more embroidery, including sequins and feathers, dusted to almost look like paper falling from making snowflakes. there was alot of white to behold, that’s for sure, but i really loved the section of black and black & white gowns in the middle, especially with the liquid sequin bodices pieces. as usual, the gowns were all about lightness–delicate transparency, pop-up petals and leaves, and floaty skirts. in the end, though, lagerfeld went back to the sharpness of paper, showing a bride’s look that wasn’t a dress at all–a cap sleeve tunic worn with cigarette trousers, trailed with a scrunched paper hem.

pics from vogue.co.uk