Lagerfeld held his 'Metier's d'Art' court yesterday at the Grand Palais in Paris with an intricately beautiful homage to Indian culture for his CHANEL Pre Fall 2012 collection. While I expected the fashionsphere (and myself) to hand over their souls to Lagerfeld as they oooh'ed, aaaah'ed, and coochie popped about the lady creations (I did), I wasn't expecting to gravel upon some man-digs dipped in rupee-loving. Yeeyaaaahh!
The modern take on the great Maharaja's of India into menswear is freaking awesome. The looks are royally grand, freshly clean and have the perfect amount of bling. I'm fascinated with Lagerfeld showing us what the CHANEL man (rare breed, but they do exist!!!) would don as formalwear for the 2012 season. I absolutely dig them all, even the flashiest look of the brocade coat and the Ghandied out rendition of Aretha Franklin's infamous Obama inaugural bow hat titillate me. But the
pièce look de résistance is definitely this bad boy:
From the radly draped maroon zip up to the pant-on-pant action with a black shoe... it's a look that has an extreme wearability factor. I respect the tweed out of CHANEL but it's a bit hard to take most of Lagerfeld's creations from a fantasy design world to the actual real mortal world, at least so effortlessly, so this entire look is making my nipples harder than this cold San Francisco weather! I could easily jump the model back stage, high jack this entire look like I did with the entire Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection (yes, it was me, guilty!), and then walk the streets to head to class while simultaneously being snapped up by the lenses of Bill Cunningham or The Sartorialist. Yeah, these digs are THAT epic!! Jai ho, mothalovahs, j a i mothalovahing h o!!
image(s) via style.com
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