Wednesday, October 6, 2010

At Chanel, The Return of Ines!


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  1. FashionStyleAdvice

    October 6, 2010 at 7:06 am

    This is fashion perfection!

  2. five stones

    October 6, 2010 at 7:06 am

  3. Fashion debate

    October 6, 2010 at 7:07 am

    it's amazing!!!

  4. Tom

    October 6, 2010 at 7:11 am

    wonderful pictures.
    Le grand spectacle as usual at Chanel. Kaiser Karl knows how to throw a big show. Love Ines back – she was and is so much more interesting than la Schiffer. Much more in the vein of a smart, strong woman a la Coco.

  5. SabinePsynopsis

    October 6, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Ines de la Fressange? She's certainly one of my big style icons!

  6. Cecille

    October 6, 2010 at 7:15 am


  7. Anna Venti

    October 6, 2010 at 7:21 am

    There is no other fashion show after this one…
    A dream!

  8. Monti

    October 6, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Inés is the best!

  9. ceo

    October 6, 2010 at 7:27 am

  10. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 7:28 am

    I know I will raise eyebrows, my girlfriend will "have headaches" every night for next 2 weeks and probably I will get my place in hell for saying that(Karl is the pope afterall), but I didnt like it.
    Althought I realize the richness and the innovativeness of the materials, the semi couture finishings, the intricacy of the embroidery, the precisioon in the cut, there is something somber in the collection that gives me a not so pleasant feeling.
    And the clunky shoes are in my opinion the ugliest I've seen this season.I really appreciate delicate shoes for women.those platforms are heinous.
    Yes,as a show, it was beyond spectacular but the silhouete does not appeal to me.
    Sweet Lord, please forgive me for my blasphemies.

  11. Anaivilo

    October 6, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Karl Lagefeld always put on a spectacular, classy show ! I adore these photos! Gorgeous; wish I was there..

  12. Olivine - Sur les pavés de Paris

    October 6, 2010 at 7:31 am

    There is not a lot of color, it looks like winter ! But as it is Chanel, a lot of people would like that.
    However, the decoration was really beautiful.

  13. zfashionblog

    October 6, 2010 at 7:31 am

    It was great to see Inès de la Fressange again in a Chanel show.

    She's one of Chanel's "Icons" to me.

    I have a huge collection of her Chanel ads in the 80s.

  14. Des Histoires de Pieds...

    October 6, 2010 at 7:35 am

  15. Fatiha Faulzi

    October 6, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Seriously stunning photos.


  16. *Liya*

    October 6, 2010 at 7:37 am

    AMAZING! Karl Lagerfeld is a genius and season after season gets it so right.. Impossible!

  17. Dana

    October 6, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Ahh she's lovely. I've admired her since I was a little girl looking through Elle and Vogue in the eighties. She's wearing flats I see. I like that. We tall girls love our flats.

  18. Las Lolicas de ayer, hoy y siempre

    October 6, 2010 at 7:42 am

    I have no words… I love it!!!!!!


  19. Don't be So French

    October 6, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Wow Ines de La Fressange and Karl, I did not think the reunion would happen… Loved those two from a very early age, I used to cut the Chanel ads with her on it when I was 8!! As usual the show looks amazing, great photos!

  20. Marianne P

    October 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Absolutely fantastic! Love it!

  21. Shebelle

    October 6, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Karl always finds way to take my breathe away. He's good at what he does best.

  22. jicky

    October 6, 2010 at 7:48 am

    what a great idea to make Ines come back! she is still so amazing…

  23. Salomé

    October 6, 2010 at 7:53 am

    ooh I love the umbrella :)

  24. mariana

    October 6, 2010 at 7:56 am


  25. B & T

    October 6, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Incredible!!! I love the man in the female black and white outfit!

  26. Stephanie

    October 6, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I love Ines! She looks great. And I like this collection so much more than the hairy boots collection!

  27. d.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:58 am

    i love it

  28. beths

    October 6, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Love the photos that capture the magic of that space, especially the first shot.

  29. kidneybeans

    October 6, 2010 at 7:59 am

    love the dancing woman's dress and the father/son

  30. With love...

    October 6, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Such a great way to start the day. Thank you for these.
    Priscilla Joy

  31. Ivan Lee

    October 6, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I wonder if I could dress like Lagerfield and be just as cool…..

  32. Simone

    October 6, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Fashion perfection indeed, I totally agree!!!

    Absolutely stunning…..and I just love Ines, she is French style personified.

  33. d.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:09 am

    i love it

  34. love boat captain

    October 6, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Perfection. Chanel never disappoints.
    And I love the father-son combo! :)

  35. Marissa

    October 6, 2010 at 8:13 am

    just…wow. fabulous photos.


    October 6, 2010 at 8:23 am

    great idea…amazing!!!

  37. E...

    October 6, 2010 at 8:37 am

    This is one of the best collection that Lagerfeld ever made and I really love it!!!!! The use of feather and other things…amazing!!!

  38. Prêt à Porter P

    October 6, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Stop the presses! Ines @ Chanel is major!

  39. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 8:47 am

    How sweet is that kid, looking at the model walking the other way? If I had to walk such a catwalk as a 2-years-old, I would have been dead-scared!

  40. Eunícia

    October 6, 2010 at 8:54 am

    thanks for sharing your perspective.

  41. No Alice No

    October 6, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Un jardin versaillais et des plumes.



  42. Annushka

    October 6, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Display results in full delight!!!)
    The best show)))

  43. Nadia

    October 6, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I wrote about it from the outside; great to see it from the inside.

  44. Iz Andrew

    October 6, 2010 at 9:54 am

  45. Celia

    October 6, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Stella Tennant!!!!

  46. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 10:03 am

    With a hint of Stella Tennant!

  47. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Oh so many thanks for the last heartful pic ! i am so happy for them ! Sunny Side

  48. Kathleen

    October 6, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Ah, you've just got to love Karl. He looks better every year and so do his designs. Fantastic!

  49. I like Her Style

    October 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I just have to say that I love the last photo the length, the sheerness, the sleeves of the dress on the left is amazing!!! I really enjoyed looking at pictures of this show. Thank you gor sharing your pictures with us.


  50. Mariska

    October 6, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

  51. pieter

    October 6, 2010 at 10:28 am

    when one thinks of chanel nowadays, one only thinks of karl lagerfeld. but does he make any memorable clothes? no. only lagerfeld as a persona, these nice looking shows and the memory of coco chanel used for advertisement.

  52. Laila

    October 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Brad Kroenig walking with his little boy! Karl must be jealousssss!

  53. Maryanne

    October 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

    love the umbrella, the little grey sparkly tweed hotpants thing and the return of Ines de la Fressange.

  54. sascha

    October 6, 2010 at 10:41 am

    utterly stunning!
    these photos have completely made my evening.
    thankyou! :)

  55. kate, miss twinkletoes

    October 6, 2010 at 10:46 am

    beautiful pics…amazing collection.

  56. D E B O R A

    October 6, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Amazing !!
    And I absolutely adore the long striped dress!

  57. Ana Magnolia

    October 6, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Ines! Ines! Ines! La vraie dame! Beauté, sympathie et surtout, beaucoup, beacoup d´esprit!

  58. Lusanda. M

    October 6, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I love that there's a context. I'm in sunny South Africa so the snow puts me right there. I think it's wonderful!!

  59. Caddy

    October 6, 2010 at 10:55 am

    She looks great!

  60. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Ha! Love the kid holding his father's hand and checking out the butt of the model walking past…

    Anyway, love the clothes.

  61. Allen - East Hampton

    October 6, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I've adored Ines from day one and Karl is certainly a genius, but I'd have to call this a weak collection. Very surprising on its own, but especially when compared to the other designers you've shot lately.

  62. Noumia's papers

    October 6, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I like that, karl lagerfeld is a genious ! Chanel is more fun and fresh with him.


  63. litlstrawberry

    October 6, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Ah, love it.

    Love the whole new collection…no beast look nor icicle north pole bear look. ^^

  64. lok hei

    October 6, 2010 at 11:40 am

    I see money in these photoes.

  65. fashionslap

    October 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    And how cute is Brad Koenig's son? I love the matching outfit when I saw it the other day. Overall the show looked flawless, but it ended up everywhere so I chose to write about McQueen's show instead. It was good, but overshadowed by Chanel.


    October 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I enjoyed seeing the little kid mixed in there. x

  67. jimjims

    October 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    what a great environment.

    love the composition and how everything looks.

  68. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    How has no one commented on the hat umbrella?? Adorable. I want one.And the gray jacket above it.

  69. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Why would the little boy be scared he gets to look at the pretty lady in the short shorts!

  70. kappaboh

    October 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Wow! This whole collection is amazing, and the atmosphere is perfect… it looks like they all forgot about time passing.
    Thanks for sharing!

  71. carole

    October 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    and I would love that fantstic umbrella!!!!!

  72. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I´ts like Almodóvar and Carmen Maura.
    She is a natural beautyfull .
    I love her wedding dress from YSL.

  73. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    The 'hat' umbrella made me laugh, haha.

    It's a great idea (though I'm reminded of the comedic huge-Darth-Vader-helmet effect in Spaceballs a little bit here).

    They should make more umbrellas in the shape of other vintage Chanel hats. That would be great.

  74. Loresfashion

    October 6, 2010 at 1:27 pm

  75. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Hands down the *worst* shoes!

  76. Big M

    October 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    So glad Ines is back! Her own collections years ago were to die for. Sorry they never made it across the big pond.

  77. Andrea

    October 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I'm certain that I may be the cheese that stands alone with this comment but I'm not thrilled with the drastically dark turn Chanel has opted for. Though I this by no means is an indication of the richness and movement of the pieces.

  78. Johanna

    October 6, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    What a beautiful umbrella!

  79. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    so freakin jealous of you right now! you lucky thing.

  80. Ines

    October 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    This is the best post you've ever had. 1 because I adore her and 2 because my name is Ines and my mother named me after her because Ines helped my mom through my moms modeling years. This is amazing.


  81. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I'm not sure what this says of the design this season at Chanel, but your photos, taken from a variety of angles and which highlight the grace and elegance of the clothing, make the collection much more palatable that the NYTimes' head-on shots.

  82. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    This Fashionshow is AMAZING !!! :))
    But if you can shoot photos from LV fashionshow ?! I'm in love vith LV !
    But theese dresses and high hells are perfect !!
    Thank you !

  83. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    The best of the best !

  84. Curro

    October 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Just like "L´Année dernière en Marienbad"

  85. emma-kate

    October 6, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    wow, you are so lucky you got to see this. it's on my dream list to be invited to all the fashion shows. can you do a blog post on how you got into fashion and fashion blogging? x

  86. Muscovite

    October 6, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!umbrella like a big hat!! i want it)

  87. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I'm sorry, but ever since seeing the Robert Altman film, I just have to laugh at this.

  88. Vikki

    October 6, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Amazing collection, great shots!!!


  89. taylor

    October 6, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    love how he replaced fux fur with feathers to convey a sense of lightness in this collection….and im happy these two are back together again

  90. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Didn't I see that black umbrella on Holly Golightly's head when she visited Sally in Sing Sing?!?

  91. Michael Mattison

    October 6, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    It's wonderful to see great people finding their way back to one another.

  92. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    What a location!

    Love the shoes, the dresses, the drama!

    Great photos – looks like you were right on the stage!

  93. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    the kid and father… FUCKING AWESOME! ridiculously fabulous, all of it. yer life must rock everybody's world!

  94. - GraceCarolina

    October 6, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    The dress on the bottom is amazing! Also, I adore the photo of the man and the child in matching jackets. So adorable.

  95. elleandco

    October 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I was at the show, just perfect !
    The orchestra was really amazing !!

  96. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I love that dark crow outfit on Sasha Pivovarova

  97. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Chanel will never disappoint. You are always amazed, always given the pleasure of seeing the delicateness and detailing of each piece. I've expressed my amazement on my blog with my review on the show. But anyway, Chanel, je t'aime.

  98. jdit

    October 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    That shot of the child looking up at the ruffles going by is absolutely priceless!

  99. Sian

    October 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Surprisingly, me too I only really like the dramatic outfit on Pivovarova. I'm a fan of Ines' but that robe she's wearing almost looks like a nightgown to me.

  100. KC

    October 6, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    oh chanel always makes THE show but i'm not feeling those platforms.

    the little kid is sooo adorable.

  101. Maui Girl Swimwear

    October 6, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Wow, Ines is back in absolute top form! I REALLY liked these designs.

  102. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    unimpressed. I hate the shoes.

  103. stilage vienna

    October 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    gigantic show! like the last picture ;)

  104. Felipe Jorquera

    October 6, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    damn, the kaiser has gained some weight again!

  105. amy

    October 6, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    The feathers! The sequins! The tweed! Too wonderful for words.

    The Style Co-Op

  106. Catherine

    October 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

    What a great show! Lovely pictures for a powerful season. I really like this collection for the dresses and the boots. Innovation and creativity, that what people really want to see.

  107. taylor

    October 7, 2010 at 12:05 am

    best show of paris

  108. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    October 7, 2010 at 12:54 am


  109. The Goodie Closet

    October 7, 2010 at 2:38 am

    Stunning collection! Karl does it again~

    Love it!

  110. Sara @ Purses Pastries Etc...

    October 7, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Ines is gorgeous and deserves to be on the catwalk! She really adds an extra dash of class to Chanel (and this IS Chanel we're talking about so that's saying a lot!)
    The man walking with the little boy is adorable! There's a reason to have a child — to dress it as a Chanel mini-me!

  111. Chaos

    October 7, 2010 at 4:43 am

    I like the colours =) and the shoes are amazing!

  112. Julia

    October 7, 2010 at 4:58 am

    I don't like the platforms,because are not so elegant and chic, but the rest is superbe

  113. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Ines is the bomb!

  114. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    überchic Inés…WELLCOME back !!!!!

  115. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    dommage les chaussures!!!, they push the girls down into the immaculate white runway

  116. elxoxodemiprima

    October 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    at anonymous at 4.09: you wouldn't laugh if you knew that what you dismissed as "this" is valued in more than 6 billion dollars.

  117. proletarian Great Gatsby

    October 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Chanel also for men now!

  118. Amalina

    October 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    The man and child pairing…how adorable!!!

  119. Priscila Rambo

    October 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    The brightness, transparencies, lace, skirts, dresses and shorts are the highlight of the collection

  120. dionysha

    October 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    i would give so much to be there!

  121. anthony

    October 7, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I thought Lagerfeld guillotined de la Fressange. I wish you'd explain what reconciled them.

  122. Wicked Black

    October 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    The Make-Up and shoes are stunning. Although I appreciate the craft and skill behind Chanel I do not feel moved.

  123. Jenna

    October 7, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    How do I get hired to be one of those cellists?

  124. wordbyjessie

    October 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    i was speechless after this show. over 80 looks of chanel? what could be better? hmmm…nothing.

  125. Larry Nguyen

    October 8, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Ines is stunning!

  126. Grace

    October 8, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Mlle De la Fressange!! Of course with a name like that… Sigh..

  127. redrain

    October 8, 2010 at 6:53 am

    haha, i absolutely love the hat umbrella!!! it's such a brilliant idea. i can't believe i just saw it the first time :)

  128. Anonymous

    October 8, 2010 at 7:05 am

    I'll just say it. Karl looks ridiculous. He should lose the indoor sunglasses and the pink lipstick, get a haircut, and throw on a nice dark tee shirt. The high collar, pony tail, and fingerless gloves make him look like a stork.

  129. kelli

    October 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm


  130. sarah

    October 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    ohhh thank you so much for this! it's a dream.

  131. Oliviah

    October 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I LOVE KARL LAGERFELD. He's amazing. This show looks like it was simply surreal.

  132. Anonymous

    October 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Lagerfeld is king!

  133. Nuvelle Vague

    October 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I DON'T like Chanel's shoes…

  134. shock of life

    October 9, 2010 at 5:12 am

    i love every single pair of shoes!

  135. Anonymous

    October 9, 2010 at 7:18 am

    nice to see Ines; love her stores!

  136. Juliet Miller

    October 9, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Karl is my hero!

    I'm so jealous of you. This collection is amazing, i love the feathers!

    love JM

  137. coudreMODE

    October 10, 2010 at 8:26 am

    LOL…great show but Mademoiselle is gonna haunt KL in his dreams for putting a Chanel jacket on a man!

  138. Leah/ The Farm, The Sea and The Big City

    October 10, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I love, love Ines!

    Another stunning Chanel collection.

  139. ransackedmuse

    October 10, 2010 at 11:37 am

    wow. what radiance.

  140. aviator

    October 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    simply beautiful. chanel will always dominate.

  141. bonnie

    October 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I wish someone would have perpetuated the no-nonsense practical elegance of Coco Chanel's designs.

  142. Rosabell

    October 14, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Ines is La Ines ! Wonderful woman, smart, witty, classy, epitome of chic! I just loooooooooooove her.

  143. Vivian

    November 7, 2010 at 10:37 am

    super inspirational

  144. teryosha

    November 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Ines de la Fressange a Goddess… Karl flawless and Bless him yesssss …making a season of shoes women will not kill themselves on fashionable to wear.

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