Karl Lagerfeld rocks out with Chanel Cruise 2012-13 in Versailles
Following last year's Chanel Cruise presentation at the delectable Cap d'Antibes on the French Riviera, Karl Lagerfeld has turned up the ooh la la with a stunning show at Versailles. Held at the Palace of Versailles, the legendary designer injected a bit of rock 'n' roll into his Cruise 2012-13 collection.
"It's Coco rock, not rococo," Lagerfeld told WWD. "It's serious revolt. It's not at all 18th century. It's very rock. You can hardly recognise the girls."
Set against the drool-worthy fountain backdrop within the Palace's lush gardens, Lagerfeld's rock-style Marie Antoinette collection had room to move and flex its legs. Walking alongside the period ruffles, military jackets, brocades and tweed were an equal amount of modern pieces. These included biker leather, cropped jackets, double denim and not a heel in sight - just creeper trainers!
In terms of silhouettes Lagerfeld was clear. The bigger at the bottom the better, and on top a more fitted shape is preferred. Knickerbockers, full skirts, and billowing palazzo trousers were all on the agenda. Cocktail dresses and suits in a palette of sugary pastels were also the order of the day. Models, including Georgia May Jagger, sashayed around the large fountain in short black and candy-coloured bobbed wigs and sported oversized floppy hats.
Among the 200 celebrity guests were Vanessa Paradis, Tilda Swinton, Alice Dellal and Laura Bailey.