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Fall-Winter 2009/10 Haute Couture

Karl Lagerfeld chose the dusk light at the Grand Palais in Paris to present his Chanel Fall-Winter 2009/10 Haute Couture collection. Over a white decor, divided into squares by black lines, four gigantic Chanel N°5 perfume bottles veered towards the sky. “What could be more mythical than a Chanel jacket and N°5?” adds Karl Lagerfeld, who brought together the two icons for his Couture show.

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For next winter’s Haute Couture collection, Karl Lagerfeld chose to combine extremely pure silhouettes, which evoke “unencumbered graphic effects and asymmetric lines” in addition to the magic of faces veiled in tulle embroidered with studs and crystals. “It’s a coquettish veil that creates mystery… It can be quite nice to see and not be able to be seen,” as the designer explains.

For this collection Karl Lagerfeld also imagined trails attached to the shoulders or to the waist of tweed jackets and dresses. “They are extensions of the silhouette with evening attitude. It’s all about the perfect proportions and lightness.”

The discreet luxury of this graphic Couture collection plays on the opulence of the embroidery and the precious nature of the fabrics: muslin dresses, delicate draping and suggestions of skin under embroidered lace, folded and ruffled as a reminder of the traditional dress of the Versailles court. Day and night, Karl Lagerfeld’s deep black silhouettes are punctuated by sudden flashes of white, gold, red and fuchsia.

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Maison Michel

The Fall-Winter 2009/10 collection photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

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drawings by the russian model sasha pivavorova

Paris-Moscou: Drawings of the Métiers d'Art collection by the Russian model Sasha Pivavorova on the occasion of the fashion show in Moscow, the city where she was born.

"My drawings were inspired by the joy of seeing fairytale characters coming to life in one of the main theaters of Moscow."

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Venice - la serenissima

Venice: setting for the Cruise 2009/10 fashion show

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Something à la mode

A touch of Baroque Electro to the 2009/10 Cruise collection show in Venice: violin, cello and minimalist electro

SomethingALaMode, or SALM for its fans, set the musical scene for the show with a performance worthy of a classical orchestra and a top class DJ. The two worlds are not the slightest bit contradictory for Thomas Roussel and Yannick Grandjean who, after devoting their days to their strict classical training, turned into dedicated clubbers at night. The result of their encounter is a debut album called 'électro-cordes' which expertly mixes the clanging violins of "RondoParisiano", as baroque as they come (featuring Karl Lagerfeld), and the heady bubbles of "5 AM".

 

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