Chanel Fall 2012 Couture Collection

I am insane for Chanel.  This is of course not a secret.  So insane, that I woke up early to wait for the Chanel Fall 2012 Couture show photos to be posted, just so I could share them with you right away.

For a Couture collection, this Karl Lagerfeld Chanel showing is incredibly wearable!  In fact, there wasn’t one piece that I couldn’t imagine on the street.  Mind you, everything looked incredibly lux and sophisticated and head turning, so we aren’t talking just any old street.  Even the color palette has me salivating.  Blush, grey, black and silver tones are sophisticated and timeless, but still feel youthful.

First for the coats.  Coats have gained a special place in my heart.  Yes, I am in the middle of a heat wave, but living in Chicago also means incredibly cold winters (something I am unfamiliar with).  Ever since I announced my move people have told me I needed a great coat.  Okay.  Sure.   Just as long as it can be a Chanel Fall 2012 Couture coat!  These are utter luxury.  I love the to-the-knee-length paired with volume and pattern so meticulous, you won’t want to take them off!

And what to wear under the coats?  Let’s start with the skirts/dresses.  There was such variety in this category!  From the black velvet dress with the grey Peter Pan collar to the silver and pink-accented caftan, there is seriously something for every taste.  One common thread is the emphasis on the natural waist.  In recent collections, Mr. Lagerfeld has played a lot with the drop waist, so this was a surprise.

The natural waist continued in the blouse/pant pairings.  Across the board Chanel showed voluminous pants that cinch at the waist and are then combined with an ultra-feminine blouse.  But that is where the similarities end.  The patterns and styles vary from look-to-look and I love the detailing!

Now for the gowns!  Again, the natural waist continues to play an important roll among these looks.  Additionally there is a sheath like aspect to these dresses (okay, not in terms of simplicity), as the dresses all seem to follow the natural line of the body.  Of course it is the adornment that makes each of these gowns pop and destined for red carpets.

Wow. I’ve said a lot!  But this Chanel Fall 2012 Couture collection called for it.  Don’t you think?  In fact, I want to know!  What do you think of Mr. Lagerfeld’s latest offerings?



Photos of the Chanel Fall 2012 Couture Collection by Yannis Vlamos /


  1. Be still my heart! Chanel never fails to come out with something remarkable.

  2. I really adore the entire third and fourth row of garments. I love them! Yes, this is quite a wearable couture collection.

  3. I lovelovelove Chanel. This is a very nice collection. It looks different from some of their more recent ones.
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  4. Wow the dresses are so elegant!

    Kaye Awatin
    Twitter: @thestyleflux

  5. Those long dresses are stunning!

  6. I too adore all things chanel…I like the direction they went into with the black and pink.

    True Queen

  7. Karl really has evolved. I can’t say I hate it but I like “classic” Chanel. I like the oversize plaid coat. But, I am still in Spring/ Summer mode. But definitely something to look forward to, Funny I was actually working on a post for Chanel Resort 2013.

  8. i personally think that karl lagerfeld are genius on making such a remarkable design,the only thing i noticed on chanel in lagerfeld era,the ready to wear dress or pieces looks good on runway and model,not on the red carpet or celebrity.even on met gala or oscar,not much celebrity wears chanel.i like karl more in fendi than chanel

  9. What a gorgeous collection….I love the complete line-up :)

  10. There were many pieces in the collection that I loved and want in my closet however, the shoes were a disappointment to me.

  11. I officially love chanel =) (a bit late, but here now)

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