Chanel Pre-Fall 2013

Was there a relationship in history as dramatic and emotional as the one between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots? Not according to Karl Lagerfeld, who was inspired by the ill-fated Queen of Scotland when creating his pre-fall collection for Chanel. Drop-waisted kilt-pleated coats, tartan and tweed jackets, and Elizabethan ruffled necklines came down the runway in the courtyard of Linlithgow Palace in Scotland. Coco Chanel actually had close ties to Scotland and learned about tweed and knitwear from Barrie Knitwear, which recently was acquired by Chanel. Bravo, Karl, on another utterly amazing spectacle!

(images via Chanel)

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  1. Ellie wrote:

    Wow, some incredible pieces and the show looks amazing, definate Chanel love.

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  2. That eyeliner! haha – I love it!

    xx Ashleigh
    http://www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  3. Nomadic D wrote:

    Yes! This collection blew me away. Stunning.

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

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  4. amazing collection!!! I love it!!! the fabrics are amazing and the prints too!!!

    http://www.thestelstyle.com

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  5. Love the whole collection!

    PRADA IN http://cravingforbarneys.com

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  6. absolutely fantastic!!!! I´m in love with everything!!!! 😀 xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  7. inspiring!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  8. Karl is a Genius ! x

    louana-carron.blogspot.com

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  9. Cristi wrote:

    GAH!!!! phenomenal.

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  10. Elizabeth wrote:

    Wow, amazing details. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. Beautiful collection!

    http://aurelieandangelo.com

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  12. carrie wrote:

    what beautiful pictures from a beautiful fashion show! i am partial to the hair of the models…it looks fab!

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  13. Sydney wrote:

    Wow… this is all so amazing!

    scribblesandsomersaults.blogspot.com

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  14. Denisa wrote:

    Chanel is always amazing. So nic estyle. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  15. Fabiana wrote:

    love your blog, gals
    nice street art work from brasil
    http://coletivomuda.com.br/

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  16. Isabelle wrote:

    wow!!!! fantastic!

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  17. Emily wrote:

    Incredible! Such a stunning collection. I love the video too, and even the eyeliner!

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  18. Armu wrote:

    This is just amazing

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  19. Jaeger wrote:

    wow the detail is amazing!

    http://youngandimpressionablee.blogspot.com.au/

    xx

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  20. Kit wrote:

    Fashion & culture intertwined x Asia rox

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  21. Yasmin wrote:

    who is the guy singing?

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  22. Lejla wrote:

    Wonderful, dreamy and creative, as usual…

    http://lejlatravels.blogspot.com/

    http://www.facebook.com/lejlatravels

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  23. Cassie wrote:

    I want to be that redhead! Stunning and inspiring collection! http://ihavetude.com/2012/12/13/day-346-twelve/

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  24. TheresaD wrote:

    LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. PuRsEs, PaTtErNs of Tweed. Wish I had it to create with….so much fun! Thanks 4 sharing!

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  25. Nadja wrote:

    I absolutely love the story behind queen elisabeth and queen mary and karl lagerfeld reinterpreted very well. looks really awesome to me! 🙂

    http://www.violetfleur.com

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  26. Kelly wrote:

    Stunning collection!!

    xo
    http://www.theluxurycloset.com

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  27. style-xyz wrote:

    gorgeous! the collection and the show look amazing!

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  28. dimitri wrote:

    It’s a beautiful collection. So creative and totally amazing!

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  30. Sanne wrote:

    Amazing collection!

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  31. bee wrote:

    would you honestly walk down the street wearing any of this ?? its ridiculous, costume clothes. I seen the clothes personally, and the SA in Chanel are even freaking out, they don’t even know how they are going pitch this line to their clients

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