The much anticipated Chanel Spring Haute Couture 2010 show came and went and it temporarily made me forget I was sitting in dreary, rainy San Francisco and made me excited for spring. Karl Lagerfeld ditched the trademark black, white, and navy for a much lighter palette – one reminiscent of cotton candy and sherbet.
The collection consisted of tweed suits, short swing dresses and gorgeously intricate column gowns – all in candy colors from strawberry, peach, lemon and vanilla. Silver beading and metallic accents kept the pale shades from becoming boring and added just the right amount of pizazz – even Karl traded in his signature black tie for a metallic silver one! Chanel trademarks like pearls, camelias, bows and ruffles were all present – but used in different ways. Instead of rows of pearl necklaces, a pearl collar elegantly held a dress up. Ever flirtatious, the collection was very feminine and embodied Le sacre du printemps.
One of my favorite aspects of the show was the hair – it was swept up in a heart shape with giant bows and flowers front and center. Many of the bangs featured a white streak (the Dior Spring 2010 Haute Couture show also had white streaked hair – is this a new trend for Spring?). Makeup was kept light & sweet so as not to distract from the clothing. I’m still waiting to see detail shots but it looks like the hot new nail colors will be white and metallic silver – but I’ll have to see the close-ups to be sure.
In the mean time, you can see the full collection below.
Images courtesy of WWD.