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am not usually the hugest fan of chanel — short tweed jackets don’t really do anything for me, and the whole denim + american flag thing a couple seasons back was grooosssss — however, the couture show this week in paris, was stunning.

HOLY CRAP, THE HATS!

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the headpieces were designed by katsuya kamo, who must have made the most amazing paper snowflakes when he was in elementary school. fuck veils, this is what every lady should aspire to wear on her wedding day.

this jacket is also really really appealing:

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most of the monochromatic runway shows lately have revolved around black, and mr. lagerfeld’s (almost) all-white show did a wonderful job of highlighting shape and texture in a color usually reserved for brides and babies.

we continue to long for the fanciful optimistic days of f/w 09. a pristine parade of ladies dressed in graphic white ensembles isn’t exactly the awe-inspiring haute couture we wanted to see; however, it is nice to see a designer who previously cited amy winehouse as his muse producing such a dreamy-not-trashy collection. thank you, karl.

[ stefanie ]

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as residents of virginia, philly, and virginia, we are always bitter when super things happen in new york and we can’t make it to the city in time to attend.

i.e. it really sucked when, after spending quality time with the original paris-based colette, we didn’t have a chance to see the gap + colette store when it sprung up in september and then quickly vanished. bum.

now, we are once again missing out on yet another enticing culture pod: karl lagerfeld’s ode to a purse, currently taking up residence in central park. the “chanel mobile art pavilion”, commissioned by largerfeld and designed by architect zaha hadid (she, is really really wonderful, and also one of three fantastic guest editors for the current issue of wallpaper), contains loads of art inspired by the Chanel 2.55 bag. the roving museum’s international tour also includes stops in hong kong, tokyo, london, moscow, and paris. new york magazine has very kindly posted a video tour for those of us who can’t make it to manhattan in time.

(for those of you who can, the exhibit is open until 9 november, and tickets are free)

we will admit, we were expecting 200+ artfully done yet eventually dull photos of purses, but to our gleeful surprise some of the pieces seem to be really well done, both in concept and execution. definitely, absolutely, worth your time.

[ stefanie ]

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