Chanel couture: elegant and embellished

14Jul10

There was some classic vintage belle sleeping inside the mind of Karl Lagerfeld, inspiring his designs for Chanel’s Fall 2010 Couture collection. By day she steps out in fur-trimmed coats and 40s silhouettes, understated and elegant. As night falls she becomes more elaborate and exotic, glistening with sequins and jewels and rich embroidery. There’s a fresh modernity to the simple red lips and wispy hair; but regardless of whether the outfit is understated or brimming with detail, the wrists are always dripping in bracelets and the boots are always a statement in themselves.

More images after the jump.

via fashion blog: clothing & fashion blogs.

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