Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2011 Collection
January 26, 2011 by J.T.
Tuesday January 25th, 2011 – Pavillon Cambon Capucines, 46 rue Cambon, Paris 1er
Surrounded by a decor with hues of grey and light pink, the legendary Coromandel screens give structureto the room. The baroque arch, a reproduction of what was once displayed in the 1930′s apartment at 31 rue Cambon, stands theatrically in a mirror version reveals the replica of the mythical staircase at rue Cambon.
Under an elegant and watercolor influence, lightness, radiance and freshness set the tone for the season.
In the footsteps of the black and white suits and dresses with the embroidered motif, a wash of pink takes its place in the collection: fresh pink, tender pink and raw pink are complemented by soft greys and ivories, with highlights of silver. The pink instils a mood of grace, poise and elegance. Its subtlety and sophistication reinforce a fresh, urban character, with a hint of mystery.
The silhouette is one of clean lines, close to the body, before blending into gentle, freer forms, subtly relaxed at the back.
The cut on the shoulders is rounded, seamless and ultra pure, with relaxed necklines, highlighted with little youthful sleeves, either contrasted or with bavolet effects.
Predominantly cut from light, extensively developed tweeds, the coats, jackets and dress coats are accompanied by slim leg jeans in denim or sparkling with sequins. Buttons and belts constitute the accessories.
The grace of the long dresses and narrow tapered or straight knee-length skirts, is also present in the clean lines of the chiffon, tulle and organza tops embroidered with sequins, crystals, flowers and pearls. Sophisticated tiering and drape characterise the skirts, captivating with exquisite transparency and culminating in whispers if tulle, delicately cut in an impressionist style with low waists which glide over the hips.
Karl Lagerfeld adds poetic elegance with slim leg trousers in chiffon, which have been embroidered or covered in sequins in their entirety: a quintessential rock-chic signature. Worn round the neck is a black satin ribbon, placed with a pointed toe and ballerina ankle boots.
“Fragile Rock” is the interpretation from the master designer, who has chosen to open and close the ball with Stella Tennant and Kristen McMenamy.
See the photos below:
Photos & Video J.T Stylerumor.com
Runway photos by Chanel