Who better to erect a stylish Parisian casino called Le Cercle Privé in the Grand Palais than Karl Lagerfeld. Bring Vegas to Paris pour couture, Kaiser Karl style. Who better than Karl Lagerfeld to have Oscar winner Julianne Moore, actresses Kristen Stewart, Jemima Kirke, Lily Collins, Vanessa Paradis (and her daughter, Lily Rose Depp), models Baptiste Giabiconi and Lara Stone, and singers Rita Ora and G Dragon prance along the runway and take a seat at poker tables. The star-studded line up, presumably the front row, were bedecked in stunning Chanel ensembles. I was truly enamoured by this unique spin on the front row.
In crystal embellished tweed suits, pussy bows, harlequin embroidered skirt suits models perused the casino and flaunted the Fall 2015 couture collection. Well-off customers, the ones who will be wearing this collection, were in for a treat. These are the clothes boyfriends will buy for girlfriends, husbands for wives and girlfriends for themselves. It was a classy affair with sharply tailored jackets and coats. Flowing tulle and satin combinations were a highlight. Also, Look 37, an entirely embellished dress with a jagged hem was divine. Modelled by Fei Fei Sun, look 41 was a black patent leather jacket which juxtaposed with the soft frou frou skirt.
As per couture tradition, the finale look was bridal-wear. This season it came in the form of a pantsuit and was worn by Karl’s favourite, Kendall Jenner. The epaulette shouldered, double breasted blazer was equipped with four pockets, four buttons and a signature Chanel camellia brooch. The wide legged trousers ended and revealed square toed, Chanel Nevadan-desert cowboy boots. A sweeping embellished-tulle train completed the look.
This offering was Karl’s strongest couture collection to date. It was a collection that displayed the power of the Chanel woman. She is a vitalising, empowering woman just like Mademoiselle Gabrielle. The sheer beauty of this one was captivating.
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