Tuesday, 23 October 2012

One day we're gonna live in Paris.

'There's something boring about people who have to go to an office for a living, I wanted to do this job since I was a child. I love fashion. I'm lucky to work in the most perfect of conditions. I can do what I want in all kinds of areas. The expenses are not expenses. I would be stupid to stop that. Work is making a living out of being bored.' 

I'm sure I don't have to convince anyone, that Karl Lagerfeld is as mad as a bag of cats.  If you aren't already clued in as to who Karl is, or what he does, you should be made aware that he's the person responsible for "that Brad Pitt advert" everyone's been talking about.  He's also been the subject of a lot of tabloid attention of late.  Never one for mincing his words, in his most recent controversy he received a knuckle rapping for allegedly calling French President, Francois Hollande, an idiot; an allegation he denies and puts down to mistranslation.  Then there was the whole "fat" Adele -vs- the "perfect but fake" Lana Del Rey saga.  Again, mistranslation!  And I wont even get started on his creative projects...2011's Pirelli calender and his mini-movie, The Tale of the Fairy...Yeesh.

"That Brad Pitt advert", just for laughs.
(Why did you do it, Brad?)

And Part II. Because, it's twice as pointless!

So, I've touched on the fact that the head fashion designer and creative director for Chanel might be a bit eccentric.  His ad campaigns are usually a vision of his own unique fantasies, as are his "movies".  While his editorial shots aren't the worst in the world, one does feel that VOGUE and the fashion media elite, just pander to his will.  But Karl does get it right, occasionally. Very right.

Each season, Lagerfeld creates the most elaborately themed catwalk shows, and Chanel's Spring/Summer 2013 collection was certainly no exception.  Showcased in Paris' Grand Palais, where a solar powered runway, with towering wind turbines stretching it's entire length, created a stark neo-retro backdrop to the fresh, youthful collection.  Colour, monochrome, patterns, and tweed; tailored and oversized - every trend and taste accounted for.  I just adore the oversized Peter Pan collars and pearl polka dots, Karl, you did good!

Don't tell me you weren't expecting something over the top. It's Karl, baby.

As if I couldn't be any more in love with this show, Chromatics provided the live score. *drool*
Play us out, boys!


  1. Fantastic post about Lagerfeld. Totally agree with everything you say - I know that is kind of a boring comment to make, but it is true :) Brad Pitt should pay a lot of money to get that "movie" banned forever. I would if I were him. Love the Peter Pan collars, and those big bulky necklaces too. That huge bag though: very ugly - I think.

    1. Haha, thanks :) I just can't understand why Brad did it...I know it's Chanel but has he not seen the ads lately?!! Also, I doubt he was hard up for cash.
      Think I'll be on the look out for some Chanel S/S 2013 dupes for Christmas...not the bag though, I don't need to carry the kitchen sink :P

      - JR

  2. wow the hand bag looks beautiful but i think the weight is bit too much,
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    1. haha yes, maybe if it was 5 times smaller it might be a wearable bag :)

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