Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Not Your Average Runway Show

Before you read this post, please know that the person above is Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer for Chanel.

You're welcome.

Now you may keep reading.

A typical fashion show consists of a few things. First, there must be some sort of runway...usually just a straight path..down and back. Then, don't forget the models, the clothes, and the background music. Pretty basic stuff.

Well, after viewing this season's Chanel show, I think it is safe to say it was not your average fashion show. In fact, I'm starting to realize that Karl Lagerfeld takes any opportunity he can to make his show the most talked about of the season by making everything very elaborate and entertaining.

Take last season, for instance. Playing with a rustic, farmer's daughter theme, Karl went all out...creating a dirt runway complete with hay, grass, wheat and even a barn! They might as well have had the show in Storrs, CT.... take a look!

Abbey Lee Kershaw at Chanel spring 2010.....

About 3/4 of the way through the show, Karl surprised us all when Lily Allen popped out from under the ground to give a live performance.....complete with dancing models! This show turned out to be a giant barn-raising party if you ask me.
Lily Allen gives a surprise performance.
Models Iekeline and Charlotte boogy at Chanel.

After this giant production, we were curious to see what would be going down this season...turned out to be yet another highly entertaining and innovative show.

This season's show took place in Paris--but it appeared to be Antarctica!

Yes, Karl decided to import an iceberg from Scandinavia for the show! Some of the models were even dressed in head to toe fur, as if they polar bears themselves! Like we blogged earlier, FUR is definitely in this season!

Take a closer look at this runway...Ewwwww, wet fur!

Yes, the iceberg started melting!! CLASSIC!

Anyways, that's Chanel fur you. ;) We're looking forward to seeing what's in store fur next season...maybe Karl will rent out an anti-gravity room at NASA and have an astronaut themed show.


Anonymous said...

I thought the Chanel was new and innovative, but what about Viktor and Rolf? The way they did that show was incredible and one of the show stoppers of fashion week.

├×omeline said...

You best get a copy right on the NASA idea. Bet you anything you'll see it next season ;)

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natasja said...

lovely blog

monica said...

i have to admit - i thought the ice berg is a little too much lol

but always love chanel shows