Chanel Autumn Winter 2011 Couture
Karl Lagerfeld continued his dark and decadent theme from Chanel AW11 with the Haute Couture AW11 collection. Inspired by the iconic and deeply disturbing 1927 film classic; Metropolis.
The set was extravagant as ever, with neon-lined streets and a hypnotic black as dark as the abyss. In homage to the mad scientist’s creation in the Metropolis film, on the top of the central pillar stood a robot Coco Chanel.
The collection itself was a focus on Coco Chanel’s life. Her most influential designs collided with the future of time. However Lagerfeld obviously wanted to preserve Coco Chanel’s mystery, through this alluring, enchanting vision.
The colour palette was simply divine, an alluring, almost iniquitous midnight blue was complimented by decadent black and gray. Any white was detailed with black chiffon or beaded detailing to accent this simply gorgeous film noir aesthetic.
Karl Lagerfeld seems to be placing a jaded spotlight on this dark and twisted world with a beautiful, somber seduction.