Karl Lagerfeld is predicting that next winter will be supremely chilly. Based on the snowfall from this past season, that’s not much of a stretch. He demonstrated this with a giant iceberg at the Grand Palais Paris this week. The collection itself was a mix of everything luxurious you could find cozy…Fuzzy tweeds, cashmere knits, leather and (faux) fur… While the concept was amusing, many bordered on abominable snowman or ‘Wookie’ territory. Bulkier versions of the classic Chanel tweed suit were present, with extra fur and occasionally, ice-like chunky quartz embroidery. While the looks were interesting, I had to imagine that most women in the world would not find these outfits particularly flattering on themselves.
The handbags in the collection received the same treatment. They were equally fuzzy, furry and embellished. The familiar signature quilted Chanel bag was also updated in chunky tweeds and the chain handles were often accented with feathers or fur.
Spotted in the front row: Alexa Chung, Vanessa Paradis, Yi Zhou