Chanel’s Pre-Fall Byzantine Empire
No frills here, made for a modern day princess, Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2011 Byzantine era collection was dramatic, romantic, and sexy all at once. The same daring aesthetic was carried over into the collection’s ad campaign, which has been circulating top magazines. Lensed by Karl Lagerfeld himself, the images are eye-catching without feeling like “too much” because the clothing truly speaks for itself. Having always been Chanel fan, this campaign starring model Alejandra Alonso has instantly become one of my favorites. The vintage style photography and classic beauty of Alonso perfectly compliment the attire.
Another interesting detail of the campaign is the eye makeup; Alonso’s lids have a maroon streak painted across them coupled with a thicker lower-lid liner tying together the vintage looks. I adore how the brand’s creativity goes so far as it even extends to the face.
See the rest of the Chanel pre-fall campaign images on MyFDB.
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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld first worked with Pierre Balmain from 1954 until 1957, and in 1958, he began working at the House of Patou.Â He also worked for ChloĂ© from 1959 to 1978, and shortly after began designing furs and ready-to-wear clothing for the F... Read more >>