Pompadour Girls: Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013/2014
Hard to amaze and surprise, Chanel will always succeed. Karl present the Haute couture collection in a post-apocalyptic theatre with a view towards the “new world”.
The Grand Palais was transformed into a derelict theater; run down, damaged. But in the background, a sight of a futuristic metropolis.
The Look: "Brave New World" meets "Mad Max" Couture. Boxy suitings; luxe boucle with a low-slung waist belt detail. Almost every look had this wide belt accent. Also; hats. All about hats. In terms of details, the silhouette was low-slung, 20's/30's, rounded shoulders, flange shoulders, a-line skirts. Lots of styles for his UBER RICH clientele to drool over.
A scene full of concepts which is linked to our historical period of decline and crisis, but at the same time gives you a feeling of a more propitious future. In this hypothetical world, the Chanel woman wears a A-line dress and the silhouette is softer. The accessories “make” the clothes, these are matched with huge belts and cuissards, that we have already seen in the pret à porter collection f/w 2013. The waist of the dresses is lowers, the skirts become larger and more structured . The tweed is the protagonist of this line.