Karl Lagerfeld is a man of talent. Except that, he knows how to produce a buzz. He goes to Saint Tropez, turns starts of the catwalk Elisa Sednaoui, Karolina Kurkova, Magdalena Frackowiak, Heidi Mount, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Abbey Lee Kershaw into actresses. Then he turns actress Diane Kruger and her beau into Bocce players. Awfully chic ones. And then except the film and chic festive photos, he shows us what would look like Chanel girl on her vacations. Last year she was in Venice. And the last year Chanel mademoiselle was bit reserved. Yes, and bit mysterious with her flapper hair. She wore practical pants to climb on the gondola easier, sailor dresses for resting and sparkly cocktail dresses or dramatic trench coats for the cocktail moments. This year Chanel Mademoiselle moved to Riviera. She is less dramatic and more playful. Her hair is bit wavy and messy and she is ready every second to land on après beach party or spend hot summer night barefoot. For the sunset walks, Karl dressed her in light floral dresses, made of chiffon, with lovely ruffles; not too many, not too Gypsy, just romantic. She gets suntan on her legs in check bikini or walks around in lace swimsuit embroidered with tiny little flowers. Karl might be a man, but he very understands what woman wants. There were lots of the beauties like all the Chanel white and lace dresses, or flamboyant striped dress on Abbey Lee and cardigan of same fabric. Blue plaids on Freja Beha, with washed denim pants have the boyish vibe. Who said Karl doesn’t want for us to play in the sand? He didn’t have such a bright moments in many other outfits and gladiator sandals on barely items reminded me on 70s Xena the warrior princess. But again everyone makes mistakes sometimes, and when Karl does those are so uncountable with all the brilliant things we saw from him.
Pants suits had a typical charm of Bianca Jagger, but it wasn’t just Bianca that Karl was evoking in Tropez. Many designers are celebrating 70s but we know Karl is too versatile just to focus on one period, so omnipresent except 70s icons like Bianca or Francoise Hardy were also Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. And this time also he remembered of Collette, as he did in 2009 when was shooting Jerry Hall, but in the film. And Remember Now is to remember. First scene -Leigh Lezark as Gabrielle Chanel walking with a cigarette, stops to say; Everyone calls me Coco… I am mad for Chanel. “ Aren’t we all mad for Chanel?
SOME RANDOM SNAPSHOTS FROM REMEMBER NOW
see runaway photos at WWD and film at Chanel