Chanel's egotistical take this season equates to the sublime beauty of a woman. Nothing can be called so austere- all from the venue, music, atmosphere, and the collection itself. The menacing and astute abilities of Karl Lagerfeld, perse, never fails to take one's breath away. Chanel Spring 2012 was a whimsical underwater collection without water. The Grand Palais, the venue for the show, was filled with monstrous shells, corals and every beautiful thing the sea has and croons of Florence Welch.
If it were all concepts, it wasn't Chanel at all without the tweeds and mille-feuille pleats. These were kept recognizable as the hallmark of the big fashion house. The runway was frothing with dresses with angular necklines, pants with adornment of pearls, daytime frocks, voluminous short sleeves, blush tutus- all rendered for women with modern taste in geometric dominion. Chanel also transformed diaphanous organzas into the most multifaceted take on pleated skirts. Also, the collection disclosed seeweed like dresses, silver needleworks and black dresses splashed with frosting sequins.
Under the sea it is, a spectacular show of underwater lucidity in a gentle and poetic manner.
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