Glittery 'Le Corbusier'-inspired collection at Chanel
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 01:00
Karl Lagerfeld presents a sparkly 'baroque-meets-modern' collection at Paris Fashion Week. Rough cut - no reporter narration
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STORY: Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld paid tribute to Franco-Swiss architect and urban planner Le Corbusier with a modern-meets-baroque Autumn/Winter 2015 Haute Couture collection at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday (July 8).
Bright colours shone on the marble-white set and models dazzled on the catwalk in their heavily sequinned ensembles.
Being the curious, creative and fearless designer that he is, Lagerfeld planted Le Corbusier at the court of Versailles for maximum glitter and opulence, as models arrived in front of the audience from behind a fireplace under a gold oval baroque mirror, a nod to the pioneering architect's work.
"I like the ease and these very stylised sculpted dresses, I wanted them to walk like it was nothing. If they are walking like this on stilettos it would have given a 'demodé' feeling for my taste," Lagerfeld told Reuters TV.
Lagerfeld, who turned 80 last year and has spent three decades at Chanel's helm, is credited with having regularly infused fresh life into the brand to keep it modern and in tune with its times while remaining faithful to its heritage.
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