Chanel’s Punk Marie Antoinette



The latest Cruise Collection for Chanel, inspired by the rebellious ruler, Marie Antoinette has arrived Hong Kong last Friday in 1881 Heritage. Despite the less elaborate setting of the original show (the picturesque gardens at the Palace of Versailles), I still like this mash-up of eighteenth century French aristocracy and modern punk style offered by Karl Lagerfeld.

The overall tone of the clothes were lighthearted with an outing of voluminous skirts, modified creepers and cotton-candy colored detailing. For accessories, Lagerfeld showcased fingerless gloves, oversize sun hats and embroidered bags for a royal twist to the youthful ensembles. Even though usually focus just on handbags and leather goods, in this case, the costume jewelry was too beautiful not to include it as well. Pearlescent pastel cuffs accented with gold leaf, delicate necklaces of petite enamel flowers, crystal-encrusted ribbons – when it comes to costume jewelry, it doesn’t get much better.

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