Chanel SS14

An homage to the art school in painterly prints, graffiti backpacks and Chanel themed artworks

Fashion Show
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Photography by Lea Colombo

Initial reaction:

Karl goes to art school.

Set:

An art gallery filled with Chanel artworks: quilted sculpture, No.5 perfume robots and a nude girl mannequin lying on a plinth and wearing white socks, which Karl had called ‘New Narcissus.’

Atmosphere:

As show goers filled the space, many took the opportunity to Instagram themselves with the artworks. Cue this morning’s feed filled with smug selfies.

References:

A series of signature punked-up Lagerfeld tweeds opened: graphic in shape, and neon in colour. Preppy styling and sixties art student shifts marked a turn in the collection towards the art gallery context, complete with a male art student in paint swatch shirt and carrying paintbrushes and a portfolio.

Stand out looks:

In an (almost) 90 piece collection, favourites are hard to choose… Julia Nobis in a white chained and heavily embroidered waistcoat with caped back, Mondrian-esque black and white suits, and the last look paint swatch silk dress on Lindsey Wixson, billowing from the shoulders linger in the mind.

Model behaviour:

Cara Delevingne in a lilac button down tweed shift, school girl white socks and a graffitied Chanel rucksack thrown over one shoulder, jangling with key chains.

The look:

A blunt fringed bob in bleach white or black, and eye make up painted in primary colour daubs over the lid, with graphic black Cleopatra eyeliner.

Accessories:

Gobstopper pearls on bangles and neck cuffs, friendship bracelets, tweed fingerless gloves and graffiti totes and rucksacks.

Soundtrack:

Picasso Baby by Jay Z, as part of a soundtrack created by sound stylist Michel Gaubert.

For you to see, I'm the modern day Pablo, Picasso baby

Viral moment:

When Karl walked the entire catwalk length for his finale bow, acknowledging well-wishers and blowing kisses as he went.

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Chanel SS14 Photography by Lea Colombo
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Chanel SS14 set Photography by Lea Colombo
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