In a way that only he can, Karl Largerfeld unveiled the playful and opulent Chanel 2012/13 Summer Ready-To-Wear range this month in Paris. With the Chateau de Versille’s legendary garden fountains as the centrepiece, a charming scene was set, perfect for the 18th Century inspired frivolity that took place.
Favouring the pastel and floral trend, Lagerfeld was able to strike a balance between playful, costume like design and 21st century sensibility. Models sported pastel; bob-top bespoke wigs to set off the floral sleeved frocks, gold embroidered denim vests and rich brocade-infused one-piece swimsuits in a futuristic Marie Antoinette style.
“It is Coco rock, French rock with a very 18th century frivolity, one that’s been updated with new materials and new proportions,” Karl Largerfeld explained.