Chanel Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2014
The set Lagerfeld built for the Chanel show mimicked an art-gallery opening whose white walls were dominated by paintings and sculptures inspired by the iconography of Chanel. An oversize quilted handbag was installed on a wall with its chain-link strap trailing down onto the floor. An impressionistic painting of a two-tone Chanel pump hung on one wall; and, a little farther down the way, there were paintings of camellias.
Among the multitude of characters and story lines fueling Lagerfeld’s runway show were: the starving artist, the artistic life, and art itself. Gray, square-collared dresses suggested the faded smocks of a romanticized artist living in a garret; paint-“splattered” dresses recalled the working artist; tidy suits made one think of the unabashed wealth of the art patron. And graffiti backpacks and offbeat styling – such as Technicolor eyeshadow — called to mind the arty gamine.
Lagerfeld made his clothes as diverse, and as thrilling to look at, as his ‘art’. cialis canada pharmacy The ideas came at a rapid-fire pace.There were some motifs to be extracted: two-paneled skirts with side zippers; wide-cut, paper-thin leather pants; shrunken sweaters worn as multiples, including as a neck scarf; shoes with attached ribbed socks, and endless surface revelry. This included painterly ombré grays, lavish tweeds (and embroideries masquerading as tweeds), plastic-painted lace, raffia braiding etc.