Chanel, Show Us Your Knits
The soft knits with girlie details are what I love most about recent Chanel collections, especially the ruffled creations in pale pink as revealed in Tuesday's Paris show (no, I wasn't at that one. One day...). Lara Stone may look annoyed but inside she is giggling with glee to be outfitted in the sartorial equivalent of cotton candy (they call cotton candy Barbapapa in Paris! Hee hee!).
Okay, I'd feel a bit silly walking out the door in a pink knitted ensemble consisting of a jumper, cape, fingerless gloves, tights and leg warmers (love the detail on those) but I still feel all giddy when I look at it. And I'd still play dress-up at home.
At least Karl Lagerfeld knew not to add a matching boater hat, which we see below and works nicely (in the Chanel context, anyway). There are arm warmers over tweed and dressed-up elbows - I love the knitted cuffs and collar with bow detail on the right, easy to DIY, too:
And look how this sweater dress is finished with the jagged knit trimmed with a gauzy band, I wondered if it was chiffon but it seems to have the texture of knit - can the knitwear experts tell us how this was done? Jen? Cynthia?