Where fashion meets art: Chanel Spring 2014: Night at the Museum
From art to fashion and online shopping – the debate of art versus fashion might be an ongoing one, but there can be no denying the effect that an artist has on the runway. Whether directly inspired by a work of art or shared inspiration by designers and artist, this centuries-old love affair took to the stage during the Chanel Spring 2014: Night at the Museum runway show.
When it comes to grandiose events, nothing quite compares to a Chanel show. The runway was a platform for inventive, pioneering and contemporary expression of art and an eye-opening insight into the world where fashion meets art. Models walked the runway in wearable works of art and seen close up were Chanel “real life” pieces of demure embellishments.
“Life is not a red carpet,” explained German designer, Karl Lagerfeld. “This is for daily life. I wanted color, and a fraîcheur. It’s a very happy mood,” he added. Karl certainly put on a show to behold. Serving up a cheeky twist on art commercialisation, the event set in a faux gallery in the Grand Palais with walls filled with Chanel-ified versions of contemporary art unveiled his latest vision for Chanel. “The art is also in the collection,” explained Lagerfeld.
Models showcased the new range alongside real sculptures and paintings and to aptly selected Jay Z tune. “Picasso, Baby”. A true work of art as the runway accurately captured the form, color and texture of the clothing. While the front row shimmered with stars such as Katy Perry and Rita Ora; the runway was overflowing with celebrity models including Cara Delevinge, Alexa Chung and Miranda Kerr. Masterpieces indeed!
From bare-shoulder dresses for the evenings to playful drop-waisted jumper dresses and dressy shorts for the day; Karl brought gallery girls to the streets for his Chanel Spring 2014 collection. Translucent layering, stiff cotton laces, candy colors and dramatic metallics were brought to life in subtle 50s silhouettes and the infamous Chanel tweed skirt suit. A real-life take on art, the latest Chanel Spring 2014 collection offers its insatiable Chanel shoppers, 89 fab looks to choose from to stay fashionable this upcoming Spring of 2014!
Check out the slideshow of runway pictures of the event here:
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