Posts Tagged ‘Karl Lagerfeld’
Photograph by Quentin De Wispelaere for A Magazine
Chanel, as iconic a house with a Kaiser can be, sometimes his collections just miss the mark with me. They oftentimes borderline on the grotesque – and I think to myself, who but Sasha Pivovarova can wear these pieces? This time around, Karl left me so excited. His pop-art-meets-street-wear-machine presentation (or at least that’s what I’m calling it) was the first time in a long time that I thought to myself: c’est me, Karl, I can wear these pieces! But at once I must examine what I’ve attempted to propagate here. This also could be a total case of the corollary, in which Karl’s collections haven’t changed at all. Instead, it is my own taste in fashion that has seasoned to finally appreciate the Coco oeuvre. This, my dear friends, could very well be true.
Or should I say, Caroline Sieber von Westenholz? Her recent wedding was featured in the September 2013 issue of Vogue as The Wedding of the Year – look out, Klout score! She is formally referred to as a Chanel brand ambassador and Karl, himself, made her wedding dress. Of course, Laetitia Crahay had a hand at the veil and so on and so forth. Privilege at its apogee. Seriously, I’ve been following her on instagram for a few months now and it’s all St. Tropez to me.
She lives in a castle and dresses as though she had every runway collection at her fingertips. All her clothes look brand new, too. Poppin’ tags. (Never mind tags I swear she drinks champagne for breakfast). Her life is most assuredly a charmed one. Picking street style proved difficult, however, because Caroline sometimes looks too affected, as though the clothes were laid out for her the night before by a Chanel-bot. I tried to select the few outfits that have a bit more movement to them. Something common folk might aspire to, if not dare to imitate whilst feeling ballsy one afternoon in a couture daydream. Read the rest of this entry »