By now you know I am obsessed with Haute Couture, especially the Fall collections which are shown the beginning of July. I’m totally a Fall fashion season gal, always have been so that isn’t a surprise I have told you I had the extraordinary opportunity to attend the Haute Couture collections in 2006. It was my 50th Anniversary present from Saks Fifth Avenue and an experience I shall always treasure. At some point in time I will share that trip with you…have to gather all my photos, scan them, dig out the memorabilia, review the diary I kept (the one and only time I have kept a journal), etc. I promise I will do it.
Now on to Haute Couture Fall 2018. I usually do trends I see in each seasons collections whether Haute Couture or Ready-To-Wear….Haute Couture, in my opinion, is the Mothership from which all other fashion evolves. I’ll do my thoughts on the rest of the Collections in subsequent posts. Today is all about Chanel. Do we look to Chanel for inspiration, of course we do it is inevitable. And no one stages a show like Karl Lagerfeld. There are other unbelievable stagings, over the top creations….but we always want to see what Kaiser Karl has in store for us…he didn’t disappoint What do you think?! Here a sampling of some of the pieces that caught my eye
“For Fall 2018, Chanel’s production masterminds recreated the banks of the Seine — even though the real deal is fewer than 200m away from the Grand Palais — complete with newsstands and a replica of the Académie Française. One stand, staffed by two young boys wearing “Institut Chanel” sweatshirts, was packed with books, magazines, records and keepsake photographs all featuring Coco Chanel herself.” Quote and all photos from Fashionista.
Stunningly beautiful. Notice the shoes, hair, lots and lots of black and grey. What am I seeing that I see in other collections….hot pink and brown…stay tuned….