CHANEL Couture Fall 2012
“New vintage” is the theme of Chanel’s fall 2012 Haute Couture collection. Amongst a garden party setting at the Grand Palais, Paris, Karl Lagerfeld presented an homage to Chanel’s design history, through a range of decades.
Coco Chanel’s classic tweed was reborn in pink and grey, for boleros, jackets, coats and dresses. A few of the classic tweed jackets were also updated to include a tulle detail at the waist. The look is feminine and soft. Silhouettes and cuts are nostalgic of classic Chanel style, creating a very wearable couture collection.
As the show progressed, the looks became increasingly bold, with an element of glam rock. However, most of the gowns are still understated in their intricately ornate beauty, loosely hugging the body.
The art of couture is really in the details, which Karl accredits his team. “It’s hard for the seamstresses,” he says. “They toil over the clothes. The tulle with pearl took 3,000 hours. Couture is for a world of privilege.”
See the looks below and revel in their charm.