I’m not a gambler, but if there’s anything out there that would make me one – it’s CHANEL. For Fall 2015 haute couture show, Karl Lagerfeld dreamed up a James Bond-worthy Le Cercle Privé casino, complete with Silver Camelias slot machines, and blackjack/roulette tables where the high rolling celebs (Kristen Stewart, Vanessa Paradis, Julianne Moore, Rita Ora, Lily Collins, and more!) got to play smack dab in the middle of the runway. Quel spectacle!
The collection itself was themed 3D, with embellishments and futuristic techniques aplenty, yet still maintaining that distinct CHANEL look and feel. Classic jackets were reinterpreted with wider shoulders and masculine details, stunning gowns featured assymetric hems, feathers, pleats, beading, and ruffles, while the iconic tweed dresses and suits were trimmed with the “new CHANEL braid”, sewn into the fabric. Even the traditional bridal look was reinvented, with Kendall Jenner closing the show in a veil-caped white pantsuit.
Angled bob wigs worn over models’ hair, overdrawn red lips, and origami-like shoes helped emphasize the futuristic feel of the collection, but once again I found myself wishing for more shoe variety. The last few collections have had a strong emphasis on the clothes, with models wearing a variation of the same style of shoe, but this shoeaholic wants more options, s’il vous plaît. A small complaint in view of yet another powerful collection. I can only imagine the level of crafstmanship behind those 3D pieces!
So what do you think of CHANEL Haute Couture Fall 2015 Collection? Share your thoughts in the comments.
More photos after the jump!