Sport equals tradition chez Chanel. Remember Coco Chanel saying
“I invented sport suits for me. Not because other women were playing sports, but because I was playing them.”
After breaking trough with Chanel Ski and Chanel Bike, this summer it all seems to turn autour tennis.
Though it’s expected to find cycling outfits and/or accessories, this first picture from the spring-summer 2008 Chanel sport collection let’s us in on a fifties world of white sports (including a surfing board we see just between the two models).
The collection hits stores on May. What is there to say about it? I’d love to have a Chanel bike, for instance, but I wouldn’t give that for a professional bike either.
I would love to join the tennis court in Chanel from tip to toes, but what tennis would that be without my Wilson or my Head? I don’t trade years of experience in a field for fashion if I mean business.
So it’s good news for the jetsetters, I presume, but I stick with pros. What about you? Do you think it’s worth it? Sports and haute couture together? Or it’s all about image?