The beachy background of Antibes was the ideal setting for a sea of bright sunny yellow suits, black-and-white color-blocked maillots (many of which were worn with coordinating top hats), and other light summer separates in classic pinstripes, all courtesy of mastermind Karl Lagerfeld. See the show's glittering front row, including Blake Lively and Alexa Chung, and watch a video of the presentation.
Karl Lagerfeld staged the Chanel Resort 2012 at the world's most expensive hotel, Hotel du Cap in Antibes!
There was a lot of over the top extravagance but that was the only cohesive
theme in the collection.
I'm usually a blind Chanel/Karl fan but I felt confused by this collection.
From the too long, mid-calf skirts to the thong boots there was a lot of ugly to ponder. There was also beach wear, suits, day dresses, gowns for galas, and messy prints. With some menswear thrown in for good measure.
Of course resort is in stores the longest so the lack of cohesion could be explained by the fact that it needs to cover everything that a Chanel client could want in that time.
There are some lovely pieces and looks scattered throughout. I especially loved all the yellow which I'm craving this summer. It just wasn't enough to make me love this collection.