I’m equal parts a bag fiend with a shoe fetish, and it’s only budget and self-control that stop the incessant desire to purchase every ‘It’ bag and must-have heel that tantalises my senses every season. Fall 2016 is abundant with bags of every shade, size and decoration, but I’m obsessed and intrigued with this selection below in metallic, pink, embellishments, animal accents and bold statements.
The fashion flock love to fly to the far corners of the world, and for the Resort 2017 collections, a resort stop was the final destination for four fashion houses: from Rio de Janeiro to the countryside of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Westminster Abbey in London, and Havana in Cuba. After much pondering and procrastinating, here are my edits of favourite styles from each collection.
Christian Dior at Blenheim Palace
What’s not to adore at Dior! Interim designers, Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux arrived at the most luxurious of resort destinations, albeit apparently wet, (the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and the ancestral home of the Spencer-Churchill family), and the home of the Duke of Marlborough in Oxfordshire in England—Blenheim Palace. Presented in the library, the designers combined a twist of French chic with British style. Flamboyant with billowing sleeves, layers over layers, nods to the classic coatdresses, foxhunting prints, and floral print tea dresses—all very wearable.
Circa 1954 in Paris, a most precarious moment for Gabrielle Chanel as she presented her post-war collection at the age of 71—a collection that was ill-received by the French press. This moment in time is the beginning of Karl’s storytelling that will unfold in a 30-minute Technicolor movie titled The Return, to be presented just prior to his Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art show on December 10 at Dallas Fair Park.
The Haute Couture Fall 2013 shows unveiled in Paris this week amidst Chanel announcing the date for the Métiers d’Art show in Dallas. Every Chanel swooning fashionista will be chasing the hottest invitation in Dallas this century on December 10.
Wearing his directorial chapeau, Karl Lagerfeld plans to mesmerize the audience at the Métiers d’Art show with a mini-movie, which he begins filming mid-July in Paris. Geraldine Chaplin (daughter of Charlie Chaplin) will portray Ms. Chanel with actors Rupert Everett and Arielle Dombasle taking small parts. The mini-movie will depict the successful arrival of Coco Chanel to America in the mid-fifties, (note quote from Karl in my announcement post earlier this year) which Lagerfeld describes his technique as “old Technicolor—like Paris photos.” The excitement and anticipation is simply exhilarating, palpitating….I could on…
Watch this behind the scenes video taken from the Paris Edimbourg Métiers d’Art 2012/13 show, last year held in Scotland.
Dallas is ready for a monumental treat of decadent proportions. Watch the fur fly for this invitation!