Paris Fashion Week: Chanel autumn/winter 2013

Walking into Chanel’s show-refitted Grand Palais this morning felt like entering the no-expense-spared lair of some old-school, James Bond, megalomaniacal villain. Black suited Chanel henchmen were everywhere. And there in the centre of the glorious hall stood a slowly revolving 50ft high globe, with every one of Chanel’s 310 store international empire marked by a double CC flag. Planet Earth itself had been bent to Chanel’s all-powerful aesthetic will: it was out with blue, and in with slimming black for the oceans. They had even redesigned Australia – and the effect was terribly chic.

As so often with these grand Chanel productions, the awesome scale of the presentation made close focus on the clothes a sensory stretch. Yet doing so was worth the eye-strain. Starting down and moving upwards, Chanel’s autumn/winter 2013 woman predominantly wears an articulated, low fronted, mid-calf backed high heel boot. On top of these are leather, thigh-high gaiters-cum-stockings – it was impossible to establish whether they had a physical relationship with the boot below. Sometimes these came in black (great), or white (less so), or were accessorised with thin silver chains (pretty).Read more
Courtesy : fashion.telegraph.co.uk

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