The moment I knew this show is coming to Beijing, I got so excited, yet nervous at the same. It was like a dream came true! But to get to the show was extremely hard, I’d say almost impossible. The lows were low and highs were high that day, so it makes this post even more special!
Chanel is outspoken and it will always stay as one of the most influential brands in high fashion history.
So you will ask me, why it is so popular? What makes it so special? There is no simple answer to this question. However Gabriel Chanel was always known for being a rule breaker, yet her style was extremely elegant. In 1923, in order to explain the success of her fashion line Coco Chanel told Harper’s Bazaar magazine that design \”simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Karl Lagerfeld, as a current creative director of Chanel, expanded and continued the traditions started by Coco. In past collections Lagerfeld chose to break away from the ladylike look of Chanel, and began to experiment with fabrics and styles.
Talking at the International Herald Tribune\’s Luxury Heritage conference, the Chanel legend said, that Coco made two vital mistakes towards the end of her career.
“The first one when she said, “Not one man I have spoken to likes a woman in mini skirts”. I think no one dared to tell this 86-year-old lady that miniskirts are great and really sexy,\” he says. \”Number two when she decided blue jeans were horrible. This was the fashion of the world at that particular moment – it was the Sixties. No one wanted to be told by an old lady that miniskirts and jeans weren\’t chic. The result was that she lost her power and in the end no one cared about what she did.\”
Lagerfeld says he uses label\’s iconic key components to construe an aesthetic that is constantly relevant.
\”I play with Chanel\’s elements like a musician plays with notes. You don\’t have to make the same music if you are a decent musician,\” he explains.
Kristen Stewart is the face of 2015/2016 “Paris in Rome” collection campaign. She was also present among China’s and international famous celebrities like Caroline De Maigret, Zhou Xun, Du Juan, Chris Lee and others during show in Beijing.
Meanwhile enjoy pictures from “Paris in Rome” collection show in Beijing