I adore that Karl Lagerfeld goes so over the top every time he shows a new collection. With this latest showing, I’m not sure how he’ll outdo himself the next time around. For Chanel’s Resort 2013 presentation yesterday, Largerfeld chose Versailles as his backdrop. The location was perfectly fitting for the Marie Antoinette-inspired ensembles, which showcased embellishments, ruffles galore, and even voluminous pantaloons.
Among the beauty highlights were the gorgeous candy-colored wigs that many of the models were wearing. Not only were they the perfect compliment to the confection-like frocks, but I adored how the cuts were very modern—blunt bobs instead of a towering powdered coifs. In fact, old-meets-new was a theme throughout the show, from the cheeky double C beauty marks and eyebrow-grazing bright pink shadow to the punky flatforms and contemporary hemlines.
But of all the details, I keep coming back to the fabulous faux ‘dos and how they really helped bring the whole look together. Upon closer inspection, I realized that the bowl cuts were actually placed atop the model’s own ponytails, which were completely visible and finished with royal-looking ribbons. These styles are so avant-guarde and playful—how can you not appreciate them?
Do you also like the wigs? Or do you find them more freaky than fun?
We’re still enchanted by the bedazzled brows from Chanel’s last show!