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Karl Lagerfeld walks a fine line between cinematic and realistic, but not because he's unable to do both thoroughly. Instead, Chanel shows are typically full-out theatrical (with elaborate sets and a painfully minute attention to detail that contributes to an aesthetic storytelling that's really unparalleled today) and surprisingly traditional (tweed skirt suits in every single show — couture included). So…what happens when Firefly meets Fashion? Yesterday's couture show, that's what.
With oversized lapels and square-topped hats framing square pompadours working aside heavily contoured makeup and sharp shoulders, it was as if Grace Jones and a cowgirl pinup came together to play dress up. The show itself featured glittering tweeds and prairie-type dresses seemingly sewn from robot tears. It was like what Lagerfeld told WWD — the collection was "on the way from the Old World to the New World." Funnel necks and low-slung wide hip belts aren't an easy sell (but that might be our Old World selves speaking), but there's something that feels so Victorian-romantic yet daringly new about the crotch-high suede boots
When you think of pleats, flashbacks of your grandma's closet or your school librarian probably flood your brain. The paneled look has never really been associated with the "cool" set. That is, until the runway bigwigs like Proenza Schouler and Suno re-imagined the pleated skirt for summer with flashy colors and read
Designer collabs are like celebrity couples — some seemingly perfect matches fall through (any other Notebook fans still smarting over Rachel and Ryan's breakup?), while other unlikely pairs ('sup, Beckhams) make lasting vows and headlines. But, we'd bet our Isabel Marant for H&M booties this next sartorial union will be read