Wheat is a recurrent theme in Mademoiselle Chanel’s apartment. She made it her lucky charm, like a subtle metaphor for creativity that never ends…In each room of the apartment, wheat makes an appearance: as a brass bouquet, in gilded wood on the sitting-room fireplace, as gilded sheaves for a table leg, or even as a simple blade painted for Mademoiselle by Dali.Karl Lagerfeld in turn “sprinkled” ears of wheat throughout his Spring-Summer 2010 collection: showers of golden wheat ears were embroidered or cropped up on chain belts, bracelets, headbands, necklaces and shirt fronts.
Spring-Summer 2010 Ready-To-Wear
Studio 7L, Paris
There was a bucolic, pastoral feel to the Grand Palais for Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2010 Ready-To-Wear show, as designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Against a stunning backdrop of gold and green straw, wood and wild grasses, models moved around a 9-metre high barn in a very “organic-generation” setting.“I spent my childhood in the countryside. You hear a lot about the environment these days. I thought it would be interesting to put a fashion twist on it”, said Karl Lagerfeld. Proof that fashion and the environment can go hand in hand.