Apparently the seating for the Chanel couture show, which walked in Paris this morning, was very limited because the stage was a plane. And as all of us commercial travelers know, planes are cramped places. How Karl Lagerfeld — who so memorably flew privately in the documentary Lagerfeld Confidential — knew that is a bit of a mystery.
The seats were rumored in advance of the show to be "throne-like," or extra-wide, hence greatly limiting the number of guests who could attend, which is said to have upset many editors in the U.S. who were not awarded a seat on the Chanel plane, which was erected over the course of five days in the Grand Palais. The clothes the models wore vaguely referenced airline flight attendant uniforms.
Joan Smalls -The hair was inspired by Alice Dellal,
the girl with the partially shaven, partially long hair.
Joan Smalls, a favorite of Karl's, was a rare
black face in the show.
see:Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture
New Karl collection at its offices in London - PVC-sleeve jumpers in grey and black jersey; leather and sequinned collars; sleek wool jackets; super-skinny jeans; and even Karl's signature fingerless gloves - all adorned with the new Karl logo - make up a collection that is sure to fly off the virtual shelves.