10 best moments at Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014
We recount the standout looks and details
KARL LAGERFELD AND ASHLEIGH GOOD
Chanel’s couture ‘bride’ was Kiwi model Ashleigh Good who walked down the aisle with a six-month pregnant bump.
The powder blue dress with downy feathers and layers of tulle that resembled a floating cloud.
INSPIRATION AND EMBROIDERY
The collection is a union of Le Corbusier’s modern architecture and contemporary fashion. The architect pioneered the use of concrete in building, and Lagerfeld used concrete in Haute Couture! Think, concrete beads and mosaic embellishments using tiny squares of the construction material.
The theme for the evening may have been Baroque but the music, compiled by Paris-based Dj Michel Gaubert, featured contemporary grooves by American artiste Shamir Bailey and a new track by French musician Koudlam.
The ornate brocade, silk and tweed looks were given a dash of casual with models wearing tie-up flats complemented with shimmery bags and Maison Michel’s chapeaus.
Kendall Jenner has definitely arrived!
A 1930s Paris apartment by the pioneer of modern architecture, Le Corbusier, inspired the set and this time, the décor was toned down to mimic Corbusier’s restrained aesthetic. The Grand Palais transformed into a sleek runway and the models entered the ramp through sliding doors. The backdrop was a Rococo fireplace with a Baroque mirror (bearing Chanel’s signature logo) mounted above it.
Narrow shorts under skirts were a constant throughout the collection; a homage to the Tour de France, perhaps?
Attendees included Kristen Stewart (who shocked everyone with her new cropped hairdo) Jared Leto, Alice Dellal and Poppy Delevingne.
HAIR AND MAKE-UP
The model’s own hair was tied into a chignon and covered with kepis (cute, boyish hats) to enhance the spiky quiffs which were actually hand-made hair pieces created by hairdresser Sam McKnight and his team. The white eye-liner on the models was the perfect graphic enhancer to the entire look.