From Russia Avec Amour
After Karl Lagerfeld debuted his silent film about the early years of Coco Chanel's life Wednesday night in Paris, models took the runway for Chanel's annual Métiers d'Art show. This year it was a tribute to Russia, a place that was close to Coco's heart and is a source of great inpsiration for Lagerfeld: "I love Imperial Russia, from Catherine the Great to Fabergé. I love constructivism, of course. And I love Russian folklore, which is very special. What was fun was to mix it all."
Chanel collections are always exquisite, but this is almost too much to handle. The detail! It has everything - tulle, brocade, embroidery, fur trims, fluffy knits, metallics, brocades, soft ruffles, folk prints - yet it's unmistakeably Chanel through and through. I looove the shimmery tights in muted metallics. I would kill for the coat dress in the ninth photo below - look at the hem detail and how the sleeves are finished. I could live in sub-zero weather for a while if I could dress like this! (Too bad I'd only be wearing it inside...)