Chanel's 2012 Cruise show has literally just happened. The setting, at Versailles Palace, suggested frilly, 18th century extravagance but Mr Lagerfeld turned that on its head. He presented a raving, rebellious Marie Antoinette figure with flatforms and a blunt bob, all with edged up references to the historical setting . It reminded me of an updated version of Sofia Coppola's film with Kirsten Dunst (remember the Converse?) with more than a hint of Meadham Kirchhoff SS12.
The show apparently closed to MIA singing "Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well". A big push to shake up the classy, classic Chanel vibe then and appeal to the cool kids.
Here are some of our favourite pictures...
|Cara Delevingne opening the show (from Calgary Avansino's twitter)|
|Tilda Swinton and Haider Ackermann (from C Passariello's Instagram/ Twitter)|
|Gold flatworms and flippy chambray (from C Passariello on Twitter/ Instagram)|
|The scene at vVersailles this afternoon (image from C Passariello's instagram/ Twitter)|
|Saskia with blue bob (image from Cindy Leive's Instagram/ Twitter|
|King Karl himself (image from C Passariello on Instagram/ Twitter)|
|Dustcoats, bows and more flatforms (image from Jennifer Bazaar's Twitter/ Instagram|
|Frills (image from Jennifer Bazaar/ Instagram)|
|Joan Smalls (Vogue Paris twit pic)|
|Sunhats and bows (Vogue Paris twit pic)|