Chanel Spring 2010 Couture: "Neon Baroque" With a Dash of Pastel

Chanel Spring 2010 Couture: "Neon Baroque" With a Dash of Pastel

Chanel Spring 2010 Couture: "Neon Baroque" With a Dash of Pastel

>> No rolls in the hay today — Karl Lagerfeld, much like Giorgio Armani, was enthralled with glistening white gowns today at Chanel Spring 2010 couture.  Perhaps more of a surprise: his fixation on pastel tweed culotte suits.

Guests — including a pregnant Claudia Schiffer, who arrived late and said that she only briefly plans to take a break from work to give birth — reclined on silver sofas while models glided by with Daphne Guinness-streaked Minnie Mouse hair, symbolizing Lagerfeld's "neon baroque" theme.  The pastel collection represented a break from the usual black and white color scheme — Lagerfeld looked at working without black as "a challenge," he said. "I saw it in a dream and I made the sketches . . . [thanks to] an electronic flash in my head at five o'clock one morning. Silver and pastel. It's the first time in my whole career I've done a collection without black or navy. There's not one gold button."  Abbey Lee Kershaw and Baptiste Giabiconi had finale honors as bride and groom — the latter in a silver foil suit.

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