The Simply Luxurious Life®: Chanel – Fall 2012 Couture  

July 3, 2012

Chanel – Fall 2012 Couture

In homage to Coco Chanel circa 1932, Karl Lagerfeld adorned the Grand Palais in Paris with reportedly 6,500 camelias (Coco’s signature flower) for Chanel’s Fall 2012 Couture show titled “New Vintage” (see the invitation at the end of the post). With trays of delicate French macaroons and tea cakes placed about, the audience was transported to an earlier time as a multitude of Chanel’s signature tweed jackets, suits, and dress coats strolled down the catwalk.

With Lurex legwear to add a contemporary touch to the vintage style, Karl seemed pleased as he concluded the show walking behind the couture bride – model Lindsey Wixson. Below are many of simply luxurious highlights (click here to see the entire collection) as well as additional photos from the event.

(a bevy of former models – notice Ines de la Fressange second from the left – awaiting the show)

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At July 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM , Blogger othello said...

A Bevy of Beauties should be the title for this collection. WOW! I must find out where I can get those tights. It may be the only thing I can afford to wear from Chanel since my perfume is Hermes.

At July 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunning!! I love the tights too! Valorie

At July 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Azrakun said...


I just watched the movie Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky.. great movie to check out - if not for anything else, at least for the clothes... Karl L. consulted the designing crew in the movie & it shoes..

great post!

At July 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM , Blogger Shannon Rice said...

Speechless...does it get any better? What I would give to witness those clothes in person.


At October 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM , Anonymous La Francaise said...

It has been so refreshing to see Lagerfeld take the House of Chanel back to its 'roots'. In recent years I've often been very disappointed with the direction he was taking, because it often seemed to be the very antithesis of all Chanel herself stood for.

However, this collection would definitely meet with her approval: her wonderful suits, palazzo pants, fluid evening gowns are all there. This collection is a real tour de force. The only thing the grande dame herself might not approve of is the wedding gown. Her designs were all about giving women freedom, whereas Karl seems to have shackled his bride in a couture neck-brace!! :-)


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