Runway Report- Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2012 Arrives Inside A Jumbo Jet

Everything is grand and over the top in the world of Chanel designed by Karl Lagerfeld. The spring 2012 Haute Couture show was no exception, as even the seating was charted like airplane rows, Daphne Guinness in 10D, Cameron Diaz in 12C, and Vanessa Paradis in 16F. Although technically constructed within the Grand Palais, a fake terminal led to the interior of a meticulously re-created jumbo jet. Drinks were served to thirsty Chanel viewers via an airplane beverage cart.

Of course all this talk about air travel was a a direct show for the golden era of stewardesses, the 1960’s. Starting off with a powdery blue dress, the hair was teased like a Mohawk into the high heavens with streaks going up the sides, exaggerated maybe but everything about a Chanel Haute Couture show always is. It was quickly clear that the sky hued dress was only the beginning of a rich palette of blues. Some pieces were exquisitely faded into a cream color, others paired with stark black.

The classic Chanel boucle tweed for much of the clothing was interjected with glitter threaded denim, a more modern touch. Models walked down the “runway” with their hands in low, wide pockets did as they originally had for Coco Chanel, create a slouchy retro silhouette. "I love flying. It's the one time I can escape. I don't have to talk; everyone around me is watching screens. I can be alone. It's perfect" said Lagerfeld after the show.{Telegraph}

Somewhere between Pan Am and Star Trek the thoroughly entertaining collection became the show du jour of the Haute Couture shows, at least until the next best one comes around.

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Runway Photos via Style.com

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