Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld brought out the big guns for Chanel's underwater-themed show held at the Grand Palais in Paris for S/S 2012.
And the pearl in the oyster was a performance by none other than budding fashion icon and music powerhouse Florence Welch!
Watching from the front row was fashion plates likes Uma Thurman, Jared Leto, Alexa Chung and a few famous faces only recognizable on the opposite side of the Atlantic, which is ironic given the nautical theme of the presentation.
The staple of success for Chanel is its black dress and tweed, but Herr Karl is a genius who knows very few boundaries.
For S/S, watery colors of aquamarine, turquoise and pearl made up the collection.
“I was inspired by the movement of seaweed, its lightness, and by certain fish that have very modern shapes, like sting rays,” Lagerfeld told the Washington Post, which described the collection thus:
He swapped the house’s traditional tweeds for space age fabrics shot with fiberglass and sometimes even paper, sending out little cocktail dresses and round-shouldered variations on the house’s iconic skirt suits in watery whites that glowed with highlights of coral pink and sea green.
Frothy puffs of chiffon clung like sea foam to the hemlines of some of the narrow skirts, and shiny aqua ribbons zigzagged down the white shift dresses, like angry waves. A cocktail dress had puffs of slick ribbon embroidery at the sleeves and the hips, like clumps of black seaweed.
More of the collection and the front row in the gallery above!
SOURCE: The Washington Post