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CHANEL F/W 08 COUTURE

 

Was Karl Lagerfeld, the renowned couturier and longtime mastermind behind Chanel, inspired by U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour for his fall/winter couture collection this year? You’d no doubt think so looking at the bob wings adorning the heads of every model that strutted down the catwalk.

There were even pouts and some slouchy postures to complete the looks that were undeniably Anna Wintour-esque. A few of the frocks even featured the same futuristic/alien shoulders that we first saw when Wintour toned Chanel at this year’s Met Gala.


   

Styling aside, Lagerfeld delivered a lust-worthy collection with interesting silhouettes and wonderful detailing. The color palate, as is typically the case with Chanel, was predominately black, white, along with a handful of muted tones.


Of note was a gray garment, cinched at the waist and accented with brooches that had delightfully delicate, oversized folds standing-away from the model’s body creating an innovative cone shape.

 

Equally stunning was a gray-ish-purple dress that had a cascade of flowers coming down the back along with pockets and a cinched waist, and of course, the intricately designed, somewhat eerie, wedding dress that — love it or hate it — must be admired for the detailing and craftsmanship that went into creating what can only be described as pleat, puffy, and tulle galore. 

Photos courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.