John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld are designers who present their shows monumentally, with chic and splendor. Of course they cost lots of money and take many efforts but they definitely become memorable. Don’t you remember McQueen’s monster show? Or last season’s Chanel show with all that straw and playful activities? Yes, you do! And you will remember the Autumn/ Winter 2010/ 2011 show, too. Why? Because I bet you have never seen so much ice and water in Grand Palais.
The theme of the collection was the global warming or ‘the global cooling’ as Lagerfeld called it, and its effects on our lives. Male and female models had to walk on a wet surface of the runway sometimes sending little droplets of water to the front row where stars like Lindsay Lohan and Vanessa Paradis were sitting.
The huge chunks of ice on the stage were absolutely real as were the models strutting in head-to-toe coffee-colored yeti suits and shaggy snow boots. The line was more couture than ready-to-wear though I am sure it would have lots of fans living in normal climate.
The amount of fur amazed everyone but PETA activists should not call Lagerfeld bad names, the fur was fake.
The designer told The Telegraph:
It’s so good now, technical advances are so perfect you can hardly tell fake fur from the real thing. Fake is not chic – we have got a new Chanel tweed to stop copies – but fake fur is.”
Only best models were chosen to wear the luxurious pieces on the catwalk including Freja Beha Erichsen, Lara Stone, Abbey lee Kershaw, Coco Rocha, Sasha Pivovarva and others.
Brown tweeds, capes, bonnets, furry trousers, coats – all had a level of lavish elaboration usually reserved for haute eveningwear. Accessories were perfect. Jewelry was very similar to little pieces of ice, sparkling and mysterious.
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