Karl Lagerfeld Displays Marie Antoinette-Inspired Chanel Cruise Collection

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Chanel's 2012-2013 Cruise collection show by German mastermind, Karl Lagerfeld was all about luxury, elitism and high-end fashion. Held at the Chateau de Versailles (Versailles Palace), outside Paris on 14 May; the collection featured exclusive Marie Antoinette-inspired designs comprising denim pedal pushers, tweed palazzo pants and dresses with exaggerated hip bustles. The event also featured a number of celebrities and fashionistas including Tilda Swinton, Alice Dellal and Vanessa Paradis. The Wall Street Journal reported that in a wink to France's executed queen, many of the models wore tiny interlocking c's-Chanel's logo-under the eye as a beauty mark. Then the guests decked out in Chanel's iconic tweeds, pearls and mattelas bags gathered under a transparent tent for hors d'oeuvres such as crab tarts, foie gras slivers and chocolate macarons. FRENCH SINGER AND ACTRESS VANESSA PARADIS "It felt like we were back then and right now. Really right now. It was a mix of all the inspiration from Marie Antoinette and then today. The dresses where much shorter. And then Karl always brings such a sense of humour and 'derision' (irony)". FORMER CHANEL MODEL INES DE LA FRESSANGE "It was very, very, very chic, of course, but with a lot of originality and I think Marie Antoinette had a strong personality, you know, because she built a farm next to this huge castle. She was a little bit nuts, like Lagerfeld." Creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, is known for luxurious and opulent creations. Lagerfeld is often regarded as the master of reinvention as he has reportedly altered and transformed his creations through the years.

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