And last night's Chanel Cruise presentation in Miami was no exception. Last season the event took place in an airport hangar in L.A with a travel theme, for Miami it was the beach that set the tone for the show, held around the pool of the Raleigh Hotel. Cue, Chanel clad life guards, double-c logoed life jackets and beach balls.
Backstage Lagerfeld revealed that his inspiration for the collection was an incident in 1969 when Rolling Stone, Brian Jones was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool.The sixties were a big influence, he said, but, 'It's the androgyne attitude, theres little [that is] hippie-drippy about this collection'. Despite the pool side setting, the collection featured the perfect black tuxedo, edgy rock chick blazers and skinny hot pants.
A clue as to what we should expect for Chanel spring/ summer 09 at Paris fashion week in September? Mr Lagerfeld is keeping us guessing.
By Laurelle Gilbert
Posted: 16 May 2008More