Friday, May 18, 2012

Chanel Cruise 2013

[all photos via]

Well, I'm a few days late and a dollar short on this one, but in my defense, I've been traveling for work. I took the red eye home from San Francisco, landed bright and early this morning, and have just enough time to repack my bags before heading to a wedding on Cape Cod tomorrow.

So, while some of you have no doubt already seen images of the Chanel 2013 Cruise presentation in Cannes, just indulge me a little.

It was another over-the-top show from Karl Lagerfeld and another over-the-top remark from the designer post-show: "Frivolity is a healthy attitude. I know people who were saved by frivolity." (Has anyone come out with a page-a-day calendar of this man's quotes yet? That needs to happen.)

The runway may have lacked the drama of past Chanel presentations (see: giant ice floe), but the opulence of Marie Antoinette's Versailles court, paired with tennis shoes and set against the economic and political realities of present-day France, makes quite a strong impact on its own.

For a truly excellent full review of the show, see Some fashion magazines may do it better these days, but the writing in this one really is impeccable.


  1. I really really like these- the purple and white dress and the white floppy hat! Great collection!

  2. I would so buy that calendar, haha! I have been obsessing over this show for a few days. Really lovely. 

  3. Who needs a giant ice floe when you have a garden like that?!

    I think this collection is just dreamy....

    Becky at life/style/flash. blog x

  4. AglimpseofglamourMay 19, 2012 at 5:56 AM

    no, i haven't seen this- yay for you for posting it!


  5. I'm just seeing this for the first time, so thank you for posting! The collection is flawless (as usual)!

  6. StylethroughhereyesMay 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    I'm glad you posted about this because I totally missed it. A lot of the pieces don't seem very Chanel to me. I'll have to browse the rest of the collection!