Marie Laurencin-Inspirations by CHANEL Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture - A tour de force would be to crass a description for a show of rose-tinted, shimmering delicacy - a palette of pinks and grays inspired by the pastel like watercolors of Marie Laurencin, who painted a portrait of Coco Chanel in the twenties.
The top line is the new idea of wearing a tunic shape over a skinny pant, paired with flats. It gaves the models, in their satin slides and little boots, a gliding, graceful stride as they walked out in clothes whish, at times, had the simple air of T-shirt and jeans. Some of them were actually jeans: a pale pink double-breasted tweed jacket with black trim, worn over faded blue denims, a black chiffon scarf tied around the hips as a cash - a renewal of the classic democratic Chanel look of the eighties made completely desirable again.
Portrait de Coco Chanel by Marie Laurencin
Needless to say, all this reality chic comes with an off-the-scale quotient of luxe. As Lagerfeld said after the show, the structure of almost every piece is made "pearl by pearl, thread by thread".
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