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Monday, June 11, 2007

Chanel Resort 2008 Collection: Walk The Dog Couture

While browsing through the various 2008 Resort collections, I was struck by one particular image. Leave it up to Karl Lagerfeld to leave a lasting impression whether it be good or bad. The image of a model "walking" her Chanel handbag as if it were a dog (am I the only one who thinks dragging a Chanel handbag all over the floor in tantamount to sacrilege?) was odd. The message conveyed can be seen from various perspectives. I choose to think Karl was playing up to the slew of socialites and Hollywood starlets that tote their diminutive pooches as if they were handbags. Perhaps it was a tongue-n-cheek nod to his celebrity clientèle or a veiled jab at the aforementioned young ladies. Either way, it was funny in a strange way.

The rest of Chanel's Resort 2008 collection was filled with contrasting looks. The handbags were mostly safe and predictable with a glitzy, luggage-handle handbag and grey, fabric logo-embroidered tote the only note-worthy offerings (although the grey color is a bit drab for summer). All in all it was an interesting collection geared for the younger set and ladies who walk their dogs ;-)

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1 Response to "Chanel Resort 2008 Collection: Walk The Dog Couture"
  1. naomi said...
    Monday, June 11, 2007

    It is funny and certainly draws ones attention.

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