Chanel’s haute couture fashion show features not one little black dress for the second consecutive season.
The male model who featured in the Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show was required to wear a lion’s mask.
The Little Black Dress which was the mainstay of the modern woman’s wardrobe since it was introduced by Coco Chanel in 1926. Could it finally be falling out of fashion? For the second consecutive season, Chanel’s haute couture fashion show – the top catwalk show of the world’s multibillion dollar fashion industry did not feature a single LBD. “Every woman already has a little black dress,” said Chanel’s chief designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Lagerfeld had built the collection around a new angle on the homage-to-Coco. The backdrop was a giant replica, about 20 meters long and 12 meters tall of a gold sculpture which is of a lion pawing at a pearl, which lives in the Rue Cambon apartment of Coco Chanel whose zodiac sign is a Leo.
The male model featured in the show may have been required to wear a lion’s mask, but the women got away relatively lightly.
Jackets with cropped hem’s were at the waist and sleeves were cropped at the elbow, which were worn over knee-length dresses. Cocktail dresses featured cutouts at the back, side or upper arms, had veiled ropes of pearls. To look demure, Lagerfeld has written off the little black dress it seems at least for now.