Envy….Thy Name is Chanel

Paris fashion week mean the big guns of the industry are out with a vengeance. Sort of like “Die Hard” with funny hats and handbags instead of guns. Chanel, as usual, won the award for biggest celebrity turn out. Even Victoria Beckham took some time out of her house hunting schedule to kick it in Paris at the catwalk.

Karl Lagerfeld is a fashion king despite the fact he calls Lindsay a friend and wears cut-off gloves. His line delivered as promised when you go to see one of his shows. Rocker chic and challenged elegance seemed to be the message as his models walked down the runway with a metallic grey veil over their eyes. The man even managed to revamp leggings as he used them in more demure way versus in your face and cut off just before the ankle. I abhor the leggings look but somehow he made it work. Only Karl.

The tulle dresses didn’t even bother me. While my heart won’t be broken in the absence of tulle it was rather artfully done with that feel that said “You won’t find this anywhere else.” While I would never suggest the look to the stars it made you aware that a tulle movement was about to hit the red carpets soon.

A few fabulous, and something I would put the fork down to fit into, Chanel micro coatdress won my heart. It was love at first sight. It had a slight Jackie O. quality to it but with a fresh appeal. Short was key in the dresses that were almost a long top.

Couture: Gray Carpet Chanel [FWD]

Find Out What Fashion Disasters Missed the Mark After the Jump.

While Karl is a designer God and I am just a lowly Fashion Editor, I do have a few disagreements about some of his creations. Two toned shoes made me wonder where the inspiration came from I immediately thought of couture bowling. A few dresses were also a miss. They started beautifully, but as you panned down a mess of fabric that had been sliced vertically n They were reminiscent of a car wash with tattered fabric flopping lifelessly around models legs. It looked like pirates hookers of the trendy kind had taken over his runway complete with those awful cut off gloves.

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