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2010 Spring Couture: Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld concocted an extra special couture collection for Spring '10. The inspiration — "neon baroque" — was devoid of his usual hues of black and navy. "It's the first time in my whole career I've done a collection without black or navy. There's not one gold button," said Lagerfeld. Interestingly enough, the concept was a result of "electronic flashes" he experienced in his sleep. "I saw it in a dream and I made the sketches . . . at five o'clock in the morning," said Lagerfeld. With fresh ingenuity, the designer sent his models down the runway, with awesome Minnie Mouse hair, in a rainbow of whimsical color. Brights pastels, ice blues, and minty fresh hues were cut into delicious frothy tiered frocks, cocoon wraps, culottes, and sleek silky dresses.

His iconic tweed suit was present, but has been updated with flashy metallic embroidery, sequins, and fun florals. Metallic silver footwear also added a modern touch. The perfect ending? Abbey Lee Kershaw, draped in a lace and silk gown, and Baptiste Giabiconi, shining in a foil suit, walking down the runway as bride and groom. Exquisite.

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SofiaNolan
SofiaNolan
outstanding, I`m at a loss for words now
lizlee89
lizlee89
"neon baroque" indeed - such a strange term is quite fitting for such a strange collection and color scheme. let me start by saying I have never been a fan of Chanel - I have a natural hatred for things that everyone likes; and Chanel has always been one of the most overrated (to me). that being said; I found this collection very interesting. it's definitely not my favorite of this couture season (that honor definitely goes to Dior); but I really love how he created something so new but still kept it true to the Chanel mark. - you can really tell it's Chanel. the hair is so cool; and I love the color palette. there were some things I hated though - the tights are a uncomfortably wierd sheen, the culottes are just ugly and look poorly made (is it just me? I would think Chanel would make everything they design impeccably; but to me they look sloppy); and the underling theme screams young lady in old(er) woman clothing. but I respect the inspiraton and the attempt...
krispin
krispin
He mixed minimalism and detailing to perfection... Love the collection.
flowergirl
flowergirl
Underwhelming collection.
Daisy-Duke
Daisy-Duke
the hair is tres Lady Gaga!
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