Pre-Fall 2011 | Chanel’s Paris-Byzance

December 12, 2010

Designer: Chanel
Theme: Paris-Byzance.  Inspired by the Empress Theodora and the lost culture of Byzantium, it’s Fifth century meets sixties London.
Trends: Jewel toned satin dresses with ornate embroidery and gold beadwork, embroidered fringe, multi-colored knits with gold thread, filigree headbands encasing messy crowned beehives.
Quote: “Theodora was a circus artist who became empress, like Chanel, who was a little singer and became a fashion empress,” Karl Lagerfeld.
My Thoughts: The opulence of the Byzantine era comes to life in Karl Lagerfeld’s collection for Chanel. Full of elegance and glamour, Chanel Pre-Fall is wearable art. I am at a loss for words seeing dark rich hues ablaze with gold jewelry and elaborate embroidery.
I see my friend’s mom picking up every single item in the Chanel Pre-Fall collection for her travels to Dubai. This collection is not for the woman who takes a backseat of fashion and blends in easily. It’s for the woman who wants to exude luxury, elegance and sophistication without saying a word. Blake Lively and Diane Kruger will surely be debuting a few of the pieces on red carpets soon.

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