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Karl Lagerfeld has designed the most spectacular haute couture garments for decades for the House of Chanel. His design aesthetic and discriminating eye for texture, fit and all things beautiful has gained him much deserved notoriety in the fashion world. Karl Lagerfeld is a fashion history maker and runway rule breaker. He ‘marches to the beat of his own drum’ and the fashion world would love to be his percussion section. It is partially due to Karl Lagerfeld talents that Chanel is synonymous with class, status and stature within the fashion community all around the globe. It comes as no surprise that Chanel’s haute couture collection ruled the runway at Paris’ Fashion Week this season.
The House of Chanel’s FW 2011/2012 Haute Couture Runway Show does not disappoint. The juxtaposition of the tailored tweeds in metallics, grey and black; the brocade black trench coat cut to perfection; the elaborate beadwork; and the luxuriously feathered hems were genius! The draped pieces as well as the more structured pieces added an excitement to the runway which paved a way for the pleated fabrications.
The footwear of the moment were boots and pumps. Many knee high boots and black pumps were showcased with the garments.
Karl Lagerfeld’s vision came to life with a backdrop of somber lighting and sparkling, darkened floors. The garments left nothing to be desired, attendees left this affair full on high fashion.