We all know how much Victoria Beckham loves her fashion, and we all remember this last fall when Victoria and Katie Holmes went to Paris for the shows. So of course Victoria Beckham made an appearance in Paris to attend the fabulous Chanel show.
Veteran designer Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday defied predictions that Paris haute couture will soon die out with a display of feather-light gowns for Chanel destined to lure a new generation of clients.
To a live set by singer Cat Power, models paraded under the soaring steel and glass roof of the Grand Palais before guests including actress Sigourney Weaver, director Sofia Coppola and French first lady Bernadette Chirac.
Slim sequined gowns in metallic pink, burnished gold and gray shimmered under gray Paris skies, while cloudlike skirts of see-through tulle wafted across a giant carpet emblazoned with the house’s double-C logo.
Find out what Karl Lagerfeld had to say about his own collection, and Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley’s thoughts were, after the jump.
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Lagerfeld, 68, made clear, however, that it was not his mission to rescue the sector.
“My future is Chanel, the future of the other couture houses I don’t really know,” the German designer said after the show. “I only care what I’m doing. I’m not there to save the corporations. It’s up to them to make an effort to save it.”
And all along I always had thought Karl was a crusader. Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley seemed to love the collection.
Eveningwear was as glamorous as it comes, with slim bodices made from tubes of organza that sprouted ostrich feathers at the sleeves and hem. Accessories included fingerless feather gloves and multiple rows of hoop earrings.
“This collection was ageless,” said U.S. Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley. “It’s for the 16-year-old girl, the woman who has a daughter who needs her first Chanel couture, and it’s for the 60-year-old woman who is an executive who needs a beautiful tweed suit.”
That’s some praise.