WHO? Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: The classic Chanel suit had a slouchy feel, with nice deep pockets and hipster flared skirts. For evening (if our bank balances permitted) we loved the crystal bandeau dress that melted into a zillion pieces of torn chiffon. Accessories were also strong from the terribly practical flat silver ankle booties to the terribly impractical conch clutches.
F-ROW: Uma Thurman, Alexa Chung, Clemence Poesy, Rachel Zoe and Florence Welch.
VERDICT: There is a danger when a designer goes all guns blazing on a theme that it will backfire and quickly feel repetitive. But Lagerfeld managed to avoid this by employing a couture-like attention to technique and fabric innovation in order to create endless interpretations of his deep sea world. We were just sorry that when we had to depart and re-emerge on dry land.
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