Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to one-up himself with his latest Chanel 2012-2013 Cruise collection. With Versailles's legendary garden fountains on blast, pastel-bob-topped models, including Lindsey Wixson and Joan Smalls, showed off the designer's opulent Summer-ready wares this afternoon. Need a visual? Think Marie Antoinette goes to the beach meets Spring's softest, dustiest pinks, blues, and greens. Now, apply that pretty palette to rich brocade-infused one-piece swimsuits, floral-sleeve frocks, gold-embroidered denim vests, and sheer ruffled skirts, and you've got today's playful-cum-garden-party Cruise lineup in a nutshell. It's a collection that strikes a fun balance between Louis XVI-era costume design and a decidedly 21st century sensibility. Are you ready to see it up close? Click through to see some of the chicest Chanel Cruise '13 looks now.
Chanel's 2013 Cruise Collection Shows Off Summer-Ready Opulence