Karl Lagerfeld Delivers a Dark and Decadent Collection For Chanel Fall Couture
Karl Lagerfeld showed a dark and decadent collection for Chanel's Fall 2011/12 couture show last night at the center dome of the Grand Palais. A stark contrast to last year's pastel-filled collection, Lagerfeld focused on darker hues, save for the occasional injection of dark beige and fuchsia, creating suit sets and gowns befitting of Coco's femme-meets-masculine style. Boxy, peplum-embellished suits made in the house's signature black and white tweeds took the forefront for daywear, while column gowns adorned with a mix of soft, feathery embellishments, beads, ruffles, and tiers provided a magical outlook on eveningwear. As Karl told WWD, “a lot going on,” but in all the right places. Take a look at the whole collection in the slideshow, then tell us what you think.