Chanel Pre-Fall 2012

We are obsessing over Karl Lagerfeld’s pre-fall 2012 collection for Chanel- the sumptuous Indian styling is divine, no?   Check out the elaborate table decor in the background- LOVE it.

{And did you know Coco Chanel designed several Indian-inspired ensembles in the late 50’s/early 60’s? I certainly didn’t!!}

{images from WWD}

I Dream of Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld, my dear man, you are quite simply amazing. The debut of Chanel’s Spring 2012 collection in Paris simply took my breath away (the thought of actually attending the show makes me literally weak in the knees). Scrolling through the images of Karl Lagerfeld’s ethereal creations feels as though you’re falling deep into a dream world; an underwater magical oasis where Florence Welch’s voice serves as the soundtrack. It’s the sort of dream you never want to wake up from.

{photos from here and here}

The Beautiful Fall

For anyone interested in the history and rivalry between 2 of fashion’s most iconic designers, Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, then The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent and Glorious Excess in 1970’s Paris is a must read!  The book is full of juicy gossip and all the stuff that makes reality fashion shows like Project Runway so alluring: egomaniacs, depravity, and of course back-stabbing.

beautiful fall book cover

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