>> For Chanel's 2012 Cruise collection, Karl Lagerfeld orchestrated an elaborate showing held in Antibes, France, which kicked off with an open-air, family-style dinner — attended by Vanessa Paradis, Stella Tennant, Anna Mouglalis, and Blake Lively, to name a few — and closed with a surprise concert by Bryan Ferry after the show. The collection itself took center stage: floral prints, embellished dropped-waist dresses, palazzo pants, languid gowns, shift dresses, and even thong boots, which Karl dubbed as “tango thongs.” All evoked a fresh vintage feel. And if the clothes didn't look decadent enough, Karl accessorized the collection with 90 pieces of Chanel Haute Joaillerie. Click the slideshow to see the complete collection.
Karl Lagerfeld Shows a '30s Inspired Collection For Chanel's 2012 Cruise Collection on the French Riviera