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Chanel Resort 2013 Review

Seher Chawla |
June 3, 2012 | 3:02 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

(Image Courtesy @Hottieken)
(Image Courtesy @Hottieken)
Karl Lagerfeld continues to impress us with his 2013 Resort collection, creating a high-low kind of style. The show was held at Versailles to the sounds of M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls". The line, described as "Versailles in a Socialist France" mixes eighteenth-century details like lace ruffles and panniers using twenty-first century fabrics like denim and chambray. Aside from Karl's iconic monochrome, the collection was filled with blue and beige as well. These outfits, had they been created using the drapery of the eighteenth century, would be quite heavy, but the light fabrics lent them a certain airiness. Models were sporting platform trainers that gave the outfits a hip-hop vibe. Think Marie Antoinette meets M.I.A.

The makeup pallette balanced girly with rebellious. Sam McKnight and Peter Philips used rose-colored eyeshadow, blush and lipstick from the forthcoming Collection Versailles de Chanel. Skin was kept natural and McKnight added beauty spots to the models' faces using Kohl. The hair was either in a straight bob or held together in a ponytail using ribbons.

In a capsule, the collection gave a very flowery French vibe, just like the city of Versailles.


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