Lagerfeld’s Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2009 Collection was, contrary to the Kaiser’s saying, quite recession-ish.
It was like a dance, a dance with 65 brides and widows. I can’t help but noticing the brides largely outnumbered the widows since there was an outstanding majority of white, white-ish, butter-ish creations on the catwalk. (don’t miss the images and the videos from Chanel Spring Summer 2009 collection, right after the jump!)
The collection was drastic with a hospital aftertaste but also optimistic. Regardless of what may or may not be expected from the Kaiser, this Haute Couture collection was terribly minimalist and linear.
Figure embracing creations with floral accents, sequined details here and there, Karl Lagerfeld played with transparencies and clean cuts more than anything else. His surprise element were the paper flower “hats”.
Lagerfeld covered everything he could in paper for this Haute Couture Spring 2009 show. Pillars, staircases, tables. Katsuya Kamo’s head pieces made quite a buzz (and rightfully, since it all looked amazingly salad-ish!) and even though Karl wanted to take full credit for their discovery, it seems the pure-paper-ish head gardens were first featured in a NY Times T Magazine photo spread. (proof in images: here)
What I think about this Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2009 is really easy to summarize: bride nurses who must stay away from moisture! I chose the pieces I found most attractive, but you can always see all the collection here. Hail the economic crisis for spawning such inspiration chez Le Kaiser!