Paris Fugshion Week: Chanel

The Kaiser seems to have been in a very dark, fierce place. I am imagining some very sinister tantrums.

[Photos: Getty; for the full show click here to go to The Cut.]

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Comments (33):

  1. Clarence Beeks

    I thought that model was a man until I scrolled down.

  2. Willow

    No. 20 is so very Professor Umbridge.

  3. Rayna


    The toy, not the dress.

    • MG

      Longing for a spirograph, too. I tried to explain what that was to the kids, but they didn’t get it.

  4. LoriK

    Those hats look like they’re made out of Peeps. I’m about 99% sure that’s a bad thing.

  5. Mouse

    I kind of LOVE that blue coat (with the frilly underside) :)

  6. Amylou

    At least it’s not Stella McCartney.

    • Sandra

      Yeah, at least everything fits properly. But these clothes are ugly in a different way.

  7. Bagby

    At first glance I thought the sleeves in #9 were Slinkies. And I would not have been terribly surprised if that had turned out to be true.

  8. Ghanimatrix

    I love this collection – I think it’s very 90′s sensibilities (basic black, separates) mixed with the current obsession over structure and texture.

  9. cycler

    PVC leg tubes!

  10. Helen

    The Lisbeth Salander Collection, at last!

  11. Chrissy

    I don’t know. There’s a few things that are ok, but I think I’m pretty much over most of the fashion designers. So little of it is wearable or pretty.

  12. Vandalfan

    Not even Kaiser Karl and his machinations can dissuade me from my love for tweed, in iterations.

  13. Art Eclectic

    I think seeing leg tubes on someone short and curvy will pretty much end this fashion trend.

  14. Petrova Fossil

    Photo 1 looks like it was inspired by everything the Kaiser wears himself.

  15. Pouncer

    Does the candy-pink tweed have a hood?!?!

  16. Mel

    I can’t wait to see what Diane Kruger is gonna wear. Only she can pull some of these off…There were a few cute and wearable pieces though (I can’t believe I’m saying Chanel is “cute” like it’s a piece of jewelry made by a kid and you’re trying to be polite!)
    The leg tubes are awfully reminiscent of those disastrous bondage boots by Tom Ford (made even more ridiculous by the identity of the wearer. See: Hathaway, A) and Rihanna posted a pic of herself on Instagram today (what else is new?) wearing pretty close to nothing (what else is new?) but a pair of leather thingies that stay on her legs because they are tied aroud her waist like a belt!!! It’s like leather shoes/ tubes/ garter all in one!!
    Can we make this go??!! A very very small percentage of people can actually pull these off (anatomically speaking of course) and it’s RIDICULOUS!!

  17. Cathy

    I want the shoes.

  18. Kathleen


  19. Bambi Anne Dear

    Maybe Justin Bieber can be the next androgynous model.

  20. Sajorina

    I can count on one hand the pieces that I’d wear out of this collection, but the models’ makeup is FABULOUS! And, I’m adding “Sinister Tantrums” to the list of potential band names! I ♥ it!

  21. Kate

    Hey- industrial/goth club clothing! Funny, I don’t FEEL that old….

  22. Poppy

    “What climate is this outfit FOR, exactly?” A post-apocalyptic nuclear winter, apparently! Especially photo number 2.

    Seriously, as I was looking at these I kept thinking “it’s the future, it’s finally here”. The future as imagined in 90s movies, that is. It’s a bit exciting. And I… kinda really like some of the clothes? The last one is perfection, imo.

  23. cdd

    a number of those patterns remind me of airplane seats of the late 80s and early 90s… just sayin’

  24. vodka gimlet

    I liked most of it, but not as actual clothing, but as art. Some of the lines and the contrast of fabrics, color, etc. are fabulous. I agree that Diane Kruger is one of the only celebs I can think of that could pull any of this off.

  25. Tia Chocolate

    I long for a long, lovely neck…
    to wear that many friendship bracelets…or not…

  26. Edith

    I long for designers to stop uglifying their models with stupid hats / wigs / fascinators. WHY?