Chanel haute couture spring/summer 2013 brought the wonderment of 'Tim Burton meets A Mid Summer's Night Dream' on the runway! The models wore big feather and lace hair adornments and dark, smokey mesh eyelashes with messy hair up dos. The dresses were theatrical and styled with the extra dollop of whimsy. Floral appliques and sixty's inspired bold floral prints, Chantily and eyelash lace and intricate beadwork on the gowns juxtaposed with leather thigh high boots in black, gold lame and lace-like net showed the genius of Karl Lagerfeld. There were feather shrugs and attached feather capes in some gowns that emphasized, almost adorned the models' shoulders. Lagerfeld later admitted to New York Times that the idea, indeed was to make a woman's shoulder good! Slim column lace gown reminiscent of late 19th century English Society fashion mixed with floral gowns with balloon skirts added to the fairy tale feeling of the show. The runway itself was a set of pine forest created underneath the glass dome in Paris's Grand Palais. The color palette ranged from black with blood red flowers to dreamy ivory and most delicate pink. The show that ended with two models wearing bridal looking gowns and a four year old boy almost walking like a ring bearer - left may people thinking if Lagerfeld was making a political statement and giving his approval to same sex marriage amid a tumultuous social environment in France. Ambiguous social statements aside, the show was a larger-than-life, marvelous, chimerical affair - a memorable collection!
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