Rumor has it that Karl Lagerfeld is finito after 27 years at Chanel. Supposedly, Albert Elbaz will take his place and Oliver Theyskens will fill the empty spot at Lanvin.
While we at LuM do appreciate and encourange change, especially in the world of Haute Couture, we can’t help but lament the loss of the man who used strippers and Italian porn stars as models for Fendi and rescued Chanel when it was on a staid and doomed path to irrelevance.
And clearly, Mr.Lagerfeld has still got it. Some shining moments from Chanel’s resort 2010 collection after the jump…
In a time when most designers are scaling back on runway show production values, Karl Lagerfeld stages a Venetian Lido fantasy with Edwardian regality and the mystique of Carnivale that we think Coco would approve of. Come on, it’s f’ing Chanel! If they don’t do it big, who will?
As bad as things are these day, everyone is looking for a little mental holiday. Chanel transported us to a chimeric, Italian beach fete with luxurious duds and old Hollywood glamour and our tricornes are off to Mr. Largerfeld for taking us there.
As always, see the full show at Style.com