Monday, May 21, 2007

Chanel Resort 2008!

It's been far too long since a bona fide fashion update, so, just in time, I present my thoughts on the Resort 2008 collections! Resort used to be the pitiful in-between season that was sort of an afterthought for designers. That's changed completely. Most designers present Resort in New York, but Karl Lagerfeld likes to take his show on the road, this time to Los Angeles. How'd it go down? Well, basically, it was the biggest fashion extravaganza in years. There were more celebrities there than at Cannes. Every "it" model was on the runway. And the clothes! Oh, the clothes! I have to say that I haven't been the biggest fan of Karl Lagerfeld's collections for the past four years. Not for Chanel, not for Fendi, not even for the various iterations of his eponymous line. I haven't fallen in love with a single Karl Lagerfeld-designed collection since the Spring/Summer 2002 Chanel Haute Couture collection. (That actually happens to be my favorite collection of all time). Nonetheless, his new Chanel Resort collection was inspired by both jetsetters and the crews working those jets, which he masterfully mixed into some ultra-chic collection that perfectly embodies Chanel's signature playful je ne sais quoi. The skinny and wide-leg jeans, the sharp but flirty little jackets, and the impossibly pretty frocks in chiffon, satin, and tweed showed just how young and sophisticated the collection could be, which is certainly a tough combination to pull off. Camilla Belle and Emmy Rossum were the perfect girls for the front row to embody this new spirit. All in all, it looks to be an absolute blockbuster collection.

Reviews of Alberta Ferretti and Dior's Resort collections coming soon...maybe pics too...

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