---------- FashionFirstLunchLater: Chanel

Saturday, October 4, 2008


31 Rue Cambon manifested itself to the Grand Palais Yesterday in Paris, as Karl Lagerfeld brought Chanel building no. 31, complete with a pedestrian runway to the last day of Paris Fashion week. The show was inspired by a muted grey portrait by Marie Laurencin, who also painted Coco Chanel in the twenties. As fitting, pedestrian models strolled down the pebble stone runway in signature tweeds, traditional Chanel bows and affluent empire cut gowns. It is safe to say that bolero's, which never really went away, are indeed back, perfectly paired with a long narrow soft pink ruffled skirt.  
Undertones of muse, Marie Laurencin gave subtle hints throughout the collection, as grayish georgette dresses fluttered in for the few last looks of the allusive show, that only karl can do so seamlessly.   
Photos: style.com, Zimbo, gettys images