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25-01-2011
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The fact that this show did not take place in a grandiose fashion @ the Grand Palais was an instant let down, for me. In regards to the actual couture, not a single gasp escaped my mouth, which seldom occurs during a Chanel HC show. It felt very RTW, especially on account of the trousers. Maybe this was a reflection of the changing market of Haute Couture. It makes sense; rather than only presenting extravagant dresses which have limited use, one-of-a-kind trousers is and answer to getting bang for your buck.

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It's magnificent, as usual, although I liked the Paris/Byzance collection better.

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Looking back, I like the color pallet a lot, I can see some of the couture, delicate elements- but Chanel Spring 2011 felt more like a couture show than this. It's a solid collection but I'm hoping the ready-to-wear will be more....revitalizing.

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The collection is decent, I like it a lot!

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The collection is pretty but it could be better.

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looks like karl missed the memo- HC Collection not RTW! however, lovely but not blown away.

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Chanel - HC S/S 2011 - Full Show (Exclusive on Youtube)


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wow was that really the music that played? after the classic music intro it was like porn music.

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Sadly, Karl needs to retire now. For some reasons he has been stuck with these shapes for seasons. If he must show classic Chanel jackets, there are plenty of beautiful jackets in archive, his own included. I love Chanel thus am increasingly disappointed with Karl.

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Be calm. Karl is going somewhere, and will take us there with him. He has a vision, but it needs to settle. I wish it was a little more obvious to me, what this vision is, but it will get there. I do see the leggings and dress 'thing' but not quite the way he has styled it maybe. This especially was disgusting to me and looked like someone being interviewed on television from the waist up while wearing denim downwards.


There was a beautiful dress which I looked at close up and loved. Someone mentioned heights of hems and I have to say I thought maybe the model was too tall, but maybe it could have been cut directly to her knee, and been two or three inches longer?

Everyone always moans about his shoes. I always say so what about them? Maybe they should go barefoot? I think he does this on purpose so people will style the clothes themselves? Maybe he is Swiss like me (in secret) and that is why he cannot style lol

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there's strength in the reliable. while this doesn't stand out as the most groundbreaking or innovative couture collection to have come from karl lagerfeld, it definitetly stands as one of the most evocative and emotional collections he's presented in some years. this collection had such an ethereal and beautiful spirit that it could conjure tears from a stone.



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It looks more like ready-to-wear than couture to me.
Agreed.

But I kinda like it.

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I hope people know that couture does not equate to big grand ball gowns and eccentric clothing.

What Karl does for Chanel, especially for his couture collections, is to implement the best and often time the most painstaking and time consuming clothes making techniques that anyone could do. Chanel has the best atelier in the world that consists of sewers and couturiers that have techniques that no other house in the world has.

When you look at Dior, the only "hard" part really about his couture collections is the fact that those overtly extravagant clothes are time consuming but aren't really necessarily harder to create compared to Dior ready-to-wear clothes.

I've always respected Karl, or atleast the Chanel brand, for keeping the utmost quality in their clothes even if it means comprising creativity in designs since really.... who exactly will wear half the clothes that most couturiers who continue to create all those so called "avante garde" clothes?

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It looks more like ready-to-wear than couture to me.
I agree - Fabulous nonetheless..Just nothing really screams 'couture'.

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i know everyone seems to be hating the shoes... but i couldn't help thinking that they're very on trend...

i read in some sort of forecast somewhere that flats are what buyers are ordering for next season...
and pointy-toed flats are among those orders...
i actually kind of liked the clear ankle strap on the versions that karl showed...

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