"Frivolity is a healthy attitude," Karl Lagerfeld explains about his "Versailles in a Socialist France" collection for Cruise '13. "I know people who were saved by frivolity." Meaning 18th century deets & silhouettes - like bottom-heavy panniers - in lightweight 21st century chambrays, tech-forward denim and even plastic. Plus ruffles. And sneakers - but with platforms to make them more Marie Antoinette-approved.
Above the neck, Peter Phillips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup opted for tres let-them-eat-cake shades of rose and petal pink and special runway-only mini velvet "tattoos" of the iconic interlocking-Cs logo. Along with Sam McKnight's Dutch-boy bobs in pastel hues, the overall effect, according to Phillips, was meant to evoke "girly" but "rebel".
The bold pink eyeshadow will be available as part of the the *Versailles de CHANEL* collection available in December 2012.
- Lesley Scott