Monday, May 14, 2012


Posted by Bethan Holt, Fashion Junior at Large

Chanel's 2012 Cruise show has literally just happened. The setting, at Versailles Palace, suggested frilly, 18th century extravagance but Mr Lagerfeld turned that on its head. He presented a raving, rebellious Marie Antoinette figure with flatforms and a blunt bob, all with edged up references to the historical setting . It reminded me of an updated version of Sofia Coppola's film with Kirsten Dunst (remember the Converse?) with more than a hint of Meadham Kirchhoff SS12.

The show apparently closed to MIA singing "Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well". A big push to shake up the classy, classic Chanel vibe then and appeal to the cool kids.

Here are some of our favourite pictures...

Cara Delevingne opening the show (from Calgary Avansino's twitter)

Tilda Swinton and Haider Ackermann (from C Passariello's Instagram/ Twitter)

Gold flatworms and flippy chambray (from C Passariello on Twitter/ Instagram)

The scene at vVersailles this afternoon (image from C Passariello's instagram/ Twitter)

Saskia with blue bob (image from Cindy Leive's Instagram/ Twitter

King Karl himself (image from C Passariello on Instagram/ Twitter)

Dustcoats, bows and more flatforms (image from Jennifer Bazaar's Twitter/ Instagram

Frills (image from Jennifer Bazaar/ Instagram)

Joan Smalls (Vogue Paris twit pic)

Sunhats and bows (Vogue Paris twit pic)

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