Very few people could plan a Versailles-located, Rococo-influenced, Marie Antoinette-inspired fashion show and still be taken seriously. I mean how ostentatious can you get?
Well, very few people are Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld.
And that is exactly what the creative-mad-man undertook for the Chanel Resort 2013 Collection.
Yes, there was ruffles, and gold, and confection-colored volume. And it was magical.
Initially I thought to complain about the sheer variety of everything. But on closer inspection and consideration of the theme, I would have to argue that Mr. Lagerfeld accomplished what he set out to do.: Create a wonderland of clothing fit for a modern day Marie Antoinette.
And no, the irony in France’s (and Europe’s) current political environment was not lost on me. But something tells me that the all-powerful Karl Lagerfeld even planned for that!
Here are some of the standouts from the Chanel Resort 2013 Collection:
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Images via Style.com (Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com)