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Chanel’s ladylike Haute Couture autumn/winter 2012 collection


by Marina Nelson


Chanel is one of the most anticipated catwalk shows every year due to its reputation for effortless glamour season after season. On Tuesday Lagerfeld unveiled his latest Chanel couture collection at the Grand Palais in Paris. The collection paid tribute to Chanel’s history with a soft vintage feel and an emphasis on its signature tweeds. Models wore the collection in pink hues from fuchsia to soft rose enhanced with glitter and shimmer. 

As the show progressed, Lagerfeld’s intricate designs were more prominent in the floor-length gowns in neutral grey and soft pink, which had soft silhouettes. To complement the narrow dresses, there were cropped versions of Chanel’s iconic tweed jackets. For an evening look, models wore a selection of narrow sleeveless jackets embellished with glitter as a nod to the winter celebrations from Christmas to New Year.

For a different look, the collection also showcased a rich and dark collection full of old-school glamour. This included velvet jackets in midnight black with Peter Pan collars accessorised with sparkling tights. Other accessories included gold-tipped almond-toe shoes, with matching belts on nipped-in waists, resulting in a true vintage slant on classic womenswear for a new era.

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