2012 Paris Couture Fashion Week: Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld showed Chanel's Fall 2012 Couture collection in Paris's Grand Palais to a star-studded crowd that included Diane Kruger, Clémence Poésy, and Sofia Coppola. Themed "new vintage," the collection highlighted a chic array of the brand's signature tweed cut in true ladylike fashion — skirt sets, dresses paired with cropped jackets, and slouched trouser suits inspired by Coco Chanel all emoted an understated elegance, while slouched beanies and metallic tights injected a dose of modernity. But that's not to say the drama was missing, as eveningwear highlighted the designer's decadent side. Lagerfeld's intricately beaded separates, silver lurex gowns, and silk dresses were the perfect mix of vintage modern glamour. However, the pièce de résistance was the closing look worn by Lindsey Wixson: a white tulle and pearl embellished gown, which reportedly took over 3,000 hours to make. More details from the collection below.
- Trends: Ladylike tweed, metallics, loose trousers, beading.
- Colours: Grey, pink, purple, black, silver, blush.
- Key Piece: The slouched trouser sets and jaw-dropping tulle and pearl embellished white gown.
- Accessories: Metal cap-toe pumps, metallic leather fingerless gloves, metal belts, slouched beanies, shimmer tights.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave chic looks with a twist like front-row attendees Diane Kruger and Clémence Poésy.