Friday, October 15, 2010

Chanel S/S 2011

Chanel unveiled its latest collection during Paris Fashion Week and blew the audience away. Inspired by the 1961 French film, Last Year at Marienbad, Karl Lagerfeld put on an elaborate show of over 80 models, including Lagerfeld's muse, Inès de la Fressange. The collection featured deconstructed tweed pieces, floral prints, and dresses with ornate trim that you can envision wearing to the Palace of Versaille.

Among the cut-outs, fringe, and lace, the detail that stood out the most were the lofty feathers that decorated a multitude of pieces. Calling the feathers a "response to the fake fur used in the previous season," Karl made the feathers feel glamourous and avant-garde. The clothes were charming and elegant and came in a wide variety of styles, from the cascading black feathers to vibrant ostrich feathers shown in apricot and pale blue, ensuring the viewer could never get bored.

Take a look at the collection:

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The collection is clearly inspired by Last Year at Marienbad, which is a significant film in Chanel's history. Coco Chanel costumed French actress, Delphine Seyrig, for the movie and below you can see how Lagerfeld drew from her original creations.

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Qi New York loves Chanel's latest collection and agrees with Lagerfeld--right now, feathers just feel right.

Take a minute to look at our feathered styles from our Holiday 2010 collection and add a little glam and glitz to your wardrobe.

These styles are available now at

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