Chanel’s “Not So Casual” Cruise 2012
It seemed as if everyone who was anyone in the fashion industry fled to Cannes, France yesterday for a fashionable getaway; and rightfully so, as Chanel‘s Cruise 2012 was the call for the celebration. Celebrities and muses such as Vanessa Paradis, Blake Lively, Rachel Bilson, Alexa Chung and Carine Roitfeld were in attendance and looking fabulous, but of course.
According to WWD, “the collection was presented yesterday evening just before sundown. This was Lagerfeld‘s second year presenting in the South of France to which he was quoted saying “Cruise is always about going away.”
And “get away” the collection did, as it was quite the contrast in comparison to last May 2010′s showing of looks which were embellished and Bohemian. The show opened with chic suits in pastels such as yellow and purple and then slowly made it’s way into classic black and white tweed looks the house is known for, accompanied by stripes and a more elitist look to that of the idea of “cruise”. Models Abbey Lee Kershaw, Stella Tennant, Baptiste Giabiconi (muse and chocolate lover) and Karlie Kloss were just a few spotted working the runway.
As much as I am not a fan of color-blocking, Lagerfeld seems to have it mastered in the latest collection with symmetrical style pieces color-blocked in black and white (yes, I am counting black and white as actual colors). Mid show, florals and more romantic patterns and cuts made of chiffon and embellished in pearls began to emerge but not before it was back to black and white cap-sleeve dresses, suits and other lightweight items.
The collection, one which was crisp and fresh, showed that as casual as a cruise collection can be, it will always be more classic and chic for the House of Chanel as long as Lagerfeld is at the helm…and that’s not such a bad thing.
Check out the gallery below for more Chanel Cruise 2012 chicness!