By Diane Weisbeck, Contributing Fashion Writer
On September 30, 2014, Karl Lagerfeld transformed the interior of the Grand Palais into “Boulevard Chanel.” Every detail that one would imagine to find within a romanticized Paris street scene, including the foremost chic women of the world, was lavishly recreated. As refashioning and reinventing the genius of Madam Coco Chanel is what Karl does like no other, we will explore this collection and perhaps catch a glimpse into the future of fashion.
Many silhouettes and innovative concepts were presented in this important Chanel Spring-Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection. The metallic mosaic dresses, highly polished, a montage of mini squares of modern mail. Reflections of body armor perhaps? When accented with sheer black organza, the perception is one of bold, yet feminine elegance. We suggest adding the Yvel Delightful Square Freshwater Coin Pearl & Diamond Gold Ring as a flawless modern accessory, mirroring the square mosaics within the dress.
Pretty and sassy in white lace with unabashed ladylike mystique; with Chanel opposites always attract. Sheer white organza and 3-D floral appliques create the perfect ingénue look with a touch of scandal.
Majestic florals are a trademark at Chanel; within this collection we find a flowery paradise. Vibrant, energetic, on the verge of pulsating colors washed over the dresses and flowed down to the model’s boots. The tiny suggestion of a tweed jacket hints at the ever present juxtaposition, prim and proper meets untamed flamboyance. Let’s mix in the Delightful Freshwater Pearl & Gold Enamel Earrings by Yvel to pick up the fresh, brilliant colors.
A nautical look must be on hand for a Spring-Summer collection. Oh, so casual elegance presents itself in this charming knit ensemble of navy blue and white stripes. With the fabulous matching boots, this design shouts après swim sophistication aboard the yacht. Nothing else will do to but to pair this outfit with the incredible award winning Yvel Baroque Souffle Pearl and Diamond Gold Bracelet. Just one request we have…please remove said bracelet before diving into the sea, or the pearls may try to return from whence they came.
Pretty pink petals blossom on the sweetest of charming white dresses. A prim pointed collar, patch pockets and festoons of tiny floral buds adorn this garden of earthly delights. We envision the amazing Elegant Baroque South Sea Pearl Gold Ring by Yvel, as the only embellishment necessary to complete this enchanting ensemble.
Coco Chanel was devoted to pearls and understood their timeless, classic elegance. So the cultured story continues…with the inspirational creations of the House of Yvel.