Karl Lagerfeld deserves a standing ovation for designing the most graceful, innovatively designed Autumn/Winter 2014 Haute Couture collection for Chanel. The ‘Le Corbusier goes to Versailles’ themed collection was unveiled as a part of the Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais.

CHANEL_Fall-Winter_2014-15 Haute_Couture_show_4Graphic gilded doors opened into a well-lit white space that was just dressed with a Chanel logo stamped mirror hung over an open fire place.

CHANEL_Fall-Winter_2014-15 Haute_Couture_show_2The entire collection was based on the French label’s signature tweeds and plaids but the German fashion designer highlighted each piece from the collection with a touch of 80s’ glamour. Seamlessly blending past with future, the entire line jazzed up with historical baroque embellishments on contemporary cuts. Models sashayed down the catwalk wearing clothes and accessories that would appeal to the Marie Antoinettes of today. 

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Apart from the opulently designed apparels from the collection, other highlights that stole the show included heavily embroidered 80s-styled messenger bags, tailor-made baker boy hats, flat flip-flops with black silk ribbons and spiked hairstyles.

CHANEL_Fall-Winter_2014-15 Haute_Couture_showAlso significantly noticeable were the tweed cycling shorts that peeked out discreetly beneath beautiful torso-fitting skirts and flared tweed coats. While Sam McKnight was behind the spikey hair style  Maison Michel’s embroidered hats added a touch of glamour with a twist. 

CHANEL_Fall-Winter_2014-15 Haute_Couture_show_6Karl also mentioned that the almost seamless, molded kind of collection has been inspired by images of an apartment overlooking the Champs-Elysees in the early 1930s designed by the architect of Modernism, Le Corbusier. Encapsulating about his latest collection, he added that it is Haute Couture without the Couture. 

CHANEL_Fall-Winter_2014-15 Haute_Couture_show_5The creative director of Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and also his eponymous label was escorted on the ramp by the seven month pregnant model, Ashleigh Good.

Chanel_fall_winter_2014_haute_coutureDressing her up in a stunning in modern Baroque wedding dress, Karl has boldly endorsed the pre-marital pregnancy trend.

High-on-style, modern, easy-to-wear, fusion and elegant are just a few words that sum up Chanel Haute Couture autumn/winter 2014 collection.

Via Telegraph