Wednesday, March 10, 2010


While I am a strong proponent of addressing the issues around Global Warming and similarly advocate for creative and abstract nuance in fashion, I was slightly confused by Chanel's Fall 2010 runway show. From a purely visual and aesthetic standpoint, I was confused and somewhat appalled at the head to toe fur ensembles that were reminiscent of the Abominable Snowman. And when skinny girls looks big in fur you know there is little to no hope for the rest of us. And in what context, outside of some kind of bizarre costume party, would anyone ever wear these pieces. But perhaps that was the point? Though the two outfits above seemed almost comical in nature and clearly unwearable, there were some redeeming qualities about this show. The beautiful black and white tweed knit blazer with skirt was a charming take on the traditional, renowned Chanel signature suit. I also fell deeply in love with white boots coupled with the short black skirts and the fringed and fluffy sweaters and scarves, which looked both comfortable and dramatic. I have to say, at the end of the day, I never knew Chanel was striving for an abrupt statement on environmentalism. But Lagerfeld definitely made a statement if nothing else.

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