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)
Wow, some incredible pieces and the show looks amazing, definate Chanel love.
That eyeliner! haha – I love it!
Yes! This collection blew me away. Stunning.
amazing collection!!! I love it!!! the fabrics are amazing and the prints too!!!
Love the whole collection!
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absolutely fantastic!!!! I´m in love with everything!!!! 😀 xo, Alma
Karl is a Genius ! x
Wow, amazing details. Absolutely gorgeous!
what beautiful pictures from a beautiful fashion show! i am partial to the hair of the models…it looks fab!
Wow… this is all so amazing!
Chanel is always amazing. So nic estyle. Have a great day.
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Incredible! Such a stunning collection. I love the video too, and even the eyeliner!
This is just amazing
wow the detail is amazing!
Fashion & culture intertwined x Asia rox
who is the guy singing?
Wonderful, dreamy and creative, as usual…
I want to be that redhead! Stunning and inspiring collection! http://ihavetude.com/2012/12/13/day-346-twelve/
LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. PuRsEs, PaTtErNs of Tweed. Wish I had it to create with….so much fun! Thanks 4 sharing!
I absolutely love the story behind queen elisabeth and queen mary and karl lagerfeld reinterpreted very well. looks really awesome to me! 🙂
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gorgeous! the collection and the show look amazing!
It’s a beautiful collection. So creative and totally amazing!
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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