Time Machine Lagerfeld, in which he travels from collection to collection, this time threw the designer even further - in the XVI century, during the reign of Scotland and France Mary Queen of Scots. Recall that last Chanel Cruise Collection referred to the era of Marie Antoinette, XVIII century.
But as always with Lagerfeld's not by accident. Holding several ideological threads that weave fashion designer failed them into a single conceptual painting collection Chanel pre-fall 2013. Let's start with the latest developments. Chanel recently bought a Scottish cashmere factory Barrie Knitwear, which is 25 years supplying fashion house cardigans, and this show was responsible for every knitted item. Until a few decades ago, the Coco Chanel had a long affair with a Scottish duke Hugh Richard Arthur. This love of France and Scotland and forced Lagerfeld remember the Franco-Scottish Queen Mary Stuart, medieval fashion trendsetter.
The designer comments on a similar idea for the collection: "It's a tribute to Coco and images of Mary. I tried to mix in this collection fashion ideals and that and the other - fashion XVI and XVII centuries and the craving for comfort and sports. " And indeed, miraculously got on together in a collection royal mantle, lush lace sleeves, high hair, huge bows and frill neck with a brooch, voluminous skirts with tights in plaid, casual-jumpers in large viscous, hunting boots rough and refined jackets.
But that's not all conceptual tricks Lagerfeld. For cruise collection this spring designer chose an unusual venue - the gardens of Versailles - in honor of Marie Antoinette. To carry out the show Chanel pre-fall 2013 was given even more authentic place - Linlithgow Castle, where almost half a millennium ago, Mary Queen of Scots was born. Here in the cold warmed show guests live fire and a real Scotch whiskey.