Karl Lagerfeld Shows Couture Jeans and Other Beaded Things He’d Never Have the Patience to Make Himself for Chanel


This morning's Chanel couture show in Paris was about more than pants — including denim, sequin, and sheer styles — worn under skirts and with tweed jackets. It was about more than flats and a stunning array of models, including Stella Tennant, who opened, and Kristen McMenamy, who closed in the wedding dress. The Telegraph's Hilary Alexander knows what the force behind those couture jeans was — and it is not of this world. It is magic. And it is complicated.

[T]he magic was down to the unerring accuracy and delicacy with which the Chanel couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, gathers a million and more possible fleeting thoughts and references - before alighting on a theme which he then conjures into a spellbinding collection.

Paris Haute Couture: Chanel spring/summer 2011 [Telegraph UK]