Chanel Spring 2015 Couture Was Pop Tarts and Flowers
Screw crumpets and tea… I’m nomming colorful pop tarts while watching the latest couture creation from monsieur Lagerfeld. The motorized floral infused runway which took over six months to build was the spark for my hunger. Karl’s as well. He took flower power to a whole new level, and much like the open mouth of my toaster, it yearned to be penetrated… in this case… a Chanel sanctioned artisan piercing mesh with needle hundreds of thousands of times.
I was hungry for color, starving for an introspective collection and famished for a change in the pace of women’s fashion… Karl delivered, and on a petal sprinkled silver platter no less. When Chanel does couture the richness of colors are like being a blind man who can see for the first time. Robust and animated, the collection was playful but intelligent. Take for example one of the first jackets, it had a cascading hem which alluded to a 70’s flared charm. Another clever and fun example was the canary suit that had welt pockets tucked neatly into the bottom of the bodice while the matching mini, toted ruched patch pockets fit for garden interments or… pop tarts!
I have to admit something… it’s a dirty secret that has taken my serious love of Chanel and turned into an amused chuckle. Two words… Malory Archer.
No idea who I’m talking about? Well if you have a dark… and I mean DARK sense of humor, turn on Archer (adult animated spy comedy) and watch the protagonist’s mother. Her suits look like Chanel and finally in season two (episode eleven), we learn that it is in fact a Chanel suit! I nearly died.
GILLETTE: Thanks for stealing our 401K money!
MALORY: I — first of all, if that’s my Chanel suit I will have your guts for garters —
GILLETTE: You need some garters.
Anyway loved the Chanel couture, and like picking apart a Beethoven Concerto… well, you just shouldn’t do it.
What was your favorite look? Also does anyone know what I’m talking about with Malory… she’s so kick ass!
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