It’s over-the-top Russian inspiration for Chanel’s Pre-fall collection.
Karl Lagerfeld has taken a page out of Coco Chanel’s love life and transformed it into a collection to be reckoned with. For Pre-fall 2009, the designer’s theme was “Paris-Moscou”, and echoed days of Coco’s relationship with Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich.
The collection was rife of Byzantine and Russian inspiration- intricate embroidery, gilded tiaras, endless sequins and pearls, floaty feathers and layers upon layers of chiffon. These looks were toughened up with heavy furs,cozy fur hats, Cossack inspired boots and a smattering of badges. Colors were strong reds, blacks and whites, evoking the feel of unyielding Russian royalty.
- Strong colors like red, black and white
- Gold embellishment and over-the-top details like feathers and fur
- Soldier and military inspired details like boots, buckles, badges and boxy cuts
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