Chanel haute couture is always a dream, and you know my love affair with the legendary house, but Karl Lagerfeld's last two ready-to-wear collections have left me nonplussed, confused. While everyone wants to wear fur snuggies (you know you do) it was a shock to see Karl's favourite boys strutting the catwalk (and just standing there, too) kitted out in them.
The man who once declared "In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish" and that "those beasts would kill us if they could" appeared to be waging an all-out war against glossy coated creatures with his latest collection. (And he was right you know, I got a threatening stare down from a mink in a zoo once, it even did the 'finger across the throat' gesture. But with a tiny paw, of course.)
But surprise! It was all faux! (Yeah, we could kind of tell on the boys who looked like giant, coifed teddy bears.) Karl's a good guy after all!
There were only a handful of looks that I liked (the horror), minus the boots borrowed from Napolean, and here they are:
I don't know, do I even like this last one or did I choose it because it reminds me of good ol' Chanel and didn't look like this:
Faux fur pants and man purse or as they called them on Seinfeld, the 'European carry-all'
And the 'hooker from the Flintsones' outfit, great for go-go dancing in Alaska: