I really cannot believe I am about to say this, but the truth must come out. This is like the time when I said that I didn’t like Sarah Jessica Parker’s yellow Valentino dress at her movie premiere. This is something I do not do very often, but I cannot just ignore it.
Mr. Lagerfeld has a habit of making me yearn and lust for his dresses, occasionally dreaming about them and their absolute stunning beauty. But this couture collection did not. I was completely and totally underwhelmed, upset even, at the lack of creativity and wonder. The pieces were pretty and obviously well made, but I do not want to think, “Oh, well isn’t that a nice jacket,” when seeing a show, I want to think, “What can I do to get my hands on it? Who do I need to distract to sneak backstage and rip it off the model?” And I did not feel this way about any of the pieces. And this is Chanel! One of the single greatest fashion houses in the world. There were a few that I liked and I have posted them below.
I understand that they are great pieces, that the clothing is wearable and cautious of the uncertain times that we live in. But I want to be transported from my quiet little sea side town, I want to forget about money, jobs, people, and the world frankly when I see a couture show.
I would really like to hear others opinions about the show, maybe I am way off base, but I have a feeling that I am not alone in this thinking. (Also, remember that Lagerfeld often does a lot of looks in his collections, I have picked the absolute best, there are over 30 looks not present here.)
There are about 4 things (out of 64 looks) that I loved. What happened Karl?