Chanel: RTW Spring/Summer 2010

Posted on October 6, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld took the Chanel label back to the country for the Spring/Summer 2010 show in Paris. Karl's inspiration was the fact that not that long ago, France was mostly inhabited by peasants. But this is Chanel, of course, so the inspiration leaned more towards Marie Antoinette playing at being a shepherdess at the Petit Trianon at Versailles. Prince, Rihanna and Claudia Schiffer all attended.

The setting was a giant Chanel barn; the models arrived out of a giant hay bale. There were milkmaid and shepherdess inspired ensembles, but also some classic suits. Karl is all about the clog for spring, so there were lots of those. At the end of the show, two models and an actor rolled around in the hay, as Lily Allen emerged from the floor surrounded by models wearing Karl's creations. Lily sang "Not Fair" which is the second single from her album, It's Not Me, It's You. Take a look:

Hilary Alexander of The Telegraph talked backstage to Karl Lagerfeld about his inspiration for the show, and we get a better look at some of the clothes. Karl says that even when he goes to the country, his look never changes. If it is colder, he dresses a bit warmer, but that's it.

Here's another look at the show from