If you weren’t a Karl Lagerfeld fan, chances are your heart melted just a little with the “Chanel Shopping Center” runway show last week for the fall 2014 collections at Paris Fashion Week. Not only did Mr. Lagerfeld capitalize on his statement to French Elle magazine in its April 2013 issue that he had never shopped in a grocery store before. Read our coverage HERE.
The 8-page spread with models showing off his eponymous line had some amazing quotes, including, “It’s the first time I’ve stepped into a supermarket. It’s crazy—fascinating what one can buy. There’s enough here to easily gain 20 kilos.”
Yes! Karl Lagerfeld, the overweight designer who now lauds Diet Coke as his saving grace, at 78 years of age had NEVER set foot in a grocery store. He also notes that “I haven’t driven since I was 18, and that’s a benefit to society because I ended up in a ditch, without knowing why!” Since the Elle magazine grocery store was also staged, we doubt Karl has yet to set foot in an actual grocery store.
So imagine when the fashion world was up on their feet applauding his grocery store turn stage for Chanel, with Chanel rugs, Chanel soaps, Chanel everything. Now the clothes are beyond incredible and we can’t have enough of Karl and his genius. But can we talk about how he’s making neon a must wear for fall?
Chanel’s makeup director Peter Phillips added pops of color to the eyes for the Fall 2014 ready to wear collection and we approve. After all, if we’re going to bear the nasty cold weather, why not be a bit vibrant doing so?
Phillips covered the entire eyelid with an icy, metallic silver eyeshadow (Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fantasme), then created a neon cat-eye using “flat tints” of pink, green and orange. Some models got a dark red wing, too. For the cheeks, he used Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Canaille (from the new spring 2014 collection, out in April), while lips got a coat of Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Chéri.
Can’t you say c’est chic? Mais oui!