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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
It's all happening so fast, isn't it? The tree is up at Rockefeller Center, and we begrudgingly welcome the subsequent gridlock. Lights are twinkling, our favorite department store windows are awe-worthy, and RSVPs have been answered.
If there's one time of year I want to get really decked out and glammed up, this is read
There are certain life trials all New Yorkers are bound to experience: delayed subway trains, the impossibility of hailing a cab in the rain, and the highly dreaded and inevitable polar vortex.
While temperatures this season haven't hit sub-zero just yet, you can never be too prepared. So, to adequately prep ourselves read