fall-winter 2009/10 Haute couture
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.