Blake Lively Dishes on Couture, Costumes and Cocktails It’s a long way from show choir to the Chanel Haute Couture show in Paris, but that’s just the kind of leap that 20-year old Blake Lively is experiencing now. “I had a normal, all-American high school experience — nothing like the kids on Gossip Girl,” Blake tells Off the Rack, tricked out in a black pleated Chanel bubble dress and long strands of pearly necklaces . . .0 Comments
Karl has interpreted an arctic freeze and only he could make frigid fashion look so desirable. With an icy palette of gray, black, and white, there was plenty of detailing and tailoring to keep the eyes happy. Some of the sophisticated and ultra-chic ensembles actually made me shiver — this mini-fied black and white suit for one.
Tiered ruffles and volumes were modern maneuvers, creating a slight Chanel cupcake aesthetic. Plumage and beading was a slight nod to Armani, but don't get me wrong: Karl does this very well, too. All towering over covetable ballet flats, this couture collection was sweet, but ultimately fierce.
P.S. Get a load of the massive iceberg of a classic Chanel jacket.
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The Chanel couture show may have taken place amidst rainy weather, the front row attendees may have ruined their shoes in the mud, but the clothes were anything but downtrodden. In fact, the bad weather made the stunning designs stand out even more.
The show opened with variations on the classic Chanel suit, with detailing from sequins to leather to feathers, and closed with the bride covered head to toe in a fantastic feathered dress. Karl Lagerfeld seemed to take inspiration from medieval times - the head coverings remind me of the chain mail knights wore under their helmets, the feathers seem reminiscent of the Middle Age pastime of falconry, and a couple of the dresses seem very Maid Marian. All in all, another masterpiece from Karl!
To see lots more from the runway show, go here.
As her wedding fast approaches (7.7.07!), Eva Longoria is coming down to the wire on a few of those big bridal decisions - like what she's going to wear.
But the decision has finally been made - sort of. It seems that Eva couldn't really decide: she's wearing Chanel couture for her civil ceremony, and a $75,000 Vera Wang dress embroidered by 20 seamstresses for the church. Sounds lavish!
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