Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chanel and The Grand Palais

What an incredible venue for Chanel's Haute Couture Show yesterday. Paris staged its first Universal Exhibition in 1855 and built the Palais de l'industrie, inspired by Britain's Crystal Palace, which demonstrated France's ability to replicate Britain's technical achievement. Adding a stone facade drew further admiration from the public. The Palais de l'Industrie, constructed for the 1855 Universal Exhibition, was demolished and replaced by the Grand Palais in 1900. The Palais de l'Industrie is dead, vive le Grand Palais!

Chanel's Fall-Winter Collection exposes short hemlines, oozes romance and evokes a sense of mystery! The only disappointment-the presence of the shoe bootie. Other than that, bien fait as always Sir Lagerfeld.

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