The 2009 Fall RTW collection by Karl Lagerfeld for the house of Chanel was completely delightful. I think part of the reason the Chanel show is always a hit- outside of the obviously aesthetically pleasing design- is the presentation. Lagerfeld is all about the show. My personal favorite show was last year’s fall collection that was presented on the giant Chanel carousel. It was also one of my favorite collections as far as design goes, but that damn carousel was so charming. This year, things were a little more polished and modern with models weaving through doorways resembling Chanel couture studios and boutiques on a sleek black floor.
Outside of the visually entertaining presentation-which broke up the monotony of models walking straight down the runway- the collection was a bit surprising. The classic black and white color palette and tweed was at the forefront, but was joined by tones of bubble gum pink and jade. Take that recession, there is no gloom at Chanel! The colors made me think of some of the Chanel resort wear I saw at the spring trunk show last week, but paired with chunky scarves, long pencil skirts and thick knit tights it was all able to fit the fall season beautifully. Here are some quick favorites from the show- but be sure to check it all out for yourself!
All Photos Courtesy WWD