Friday, November 12, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld on Coco Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld is responsible for having reinvented the face of Chanel but when it comes to icon Coco Chanel, the woman who started it all, that don't impress him much!

“The first [mistake] was when she said ‘Not one man I have spoken to likes a woman in mini skirts’. I think no one dared to tell this 86-year-old lady that miniskirts are great and really sexy. Number two was when she decided blue jeans were horrible. This was the fashion of the world at that particular moment – it was the Sixties. No one wanted to be told by an old lady that miniskirts and jeans weren’t chic. The result was that she lost her power and in the end no one cared about what she did.” - Karl Lagerfeld on the mistakes Coco Chanel made towards the end of her career, speaking at the International Herald Tribune’s Luxury Heritage conference earlier this week. He also said “Coco did a lot but not as much as people think.” Via UK.

Alrighty kiddas, below it's easy to watch this video film and say that it's pointless and superficial and if it makes you sleep easier at night then go right ahead and think that. But it you watch this without any sort of bias then you'll think differently. This film is about the old and the new; two concepts that have always met in fashion. This film is about how the old clashes with the new and how the new invigorates the old and how they complement and contradict each other.

"Remember Now" by Karl Lagerfeld | Short Movie Part 1 (Chanel Cruise 2011)

"Remember Now" by Karl Lagerfeld | Short Movie Part 2 (Chanel Cruise 2011)

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