"There was not a Little Black Dress to be seen – and this from the house founded by “Coco” Chanel who invented the LBD, nearly 100 years ago.
The traditional Chanel suit, too, was redesigned, the slim, A-line skirt being replaced by little shorts, or culottes, trimmed with tulle.
There was not a gilt chain or hint of gold to be seen.
The candy-coloured and “twinkle” tweeds had lost their classic braid trimmings and were sprinkled and edged with molten silver, to match the silver leather half-gloves – in the style of M. Lagerfeld – and the silver shoe-boots with carved heels and pearl trimmed soles.
Lagerfeld called the collection “neon-baroque”, a reference to the acid yellow, candy-pink and fluorescent lime hues which appeared like icing, amid a delicate tableau of frosted pastels, champagne and cream; and one hint of black, in the form of a large “kipper tie”, embellished with a crystal brooch, which punctuated the front of classic, white silk, column-gown."Uncle Karl did it again. This collection is GORGE. We could have done without another set of drag queens in couture, but at least he restricted the over-the-top styling to just the hair. And we have to admit, the heart-shaped 'dos are pretty endearing. As for the clothes, they're fabulous and modern and sleek and chic and very Chanel without being a retread. We have to admit, pairing silver with pastels doesn't sound innovative until you actually see it. It's a unique look - and a very daring one for the House of Chanel.
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