As I was looking through this collection, it seemed that each look kept getting more detailed and elegantly outrageous. This collection does not have the flamboyancy of the Dior show, nor does it need it. It's beauty comes with the perfectly tailored suits, the new silhouettes and shapes (the new focus is below the waist) and the spectacular materials (cone-shaped beads and crystals.)
Lagerfeld once again reinvented the Chanel look with bold, super-high shoulders, wide sleeves in the shape of armour and shredded dresses. In other words, this isn't your typical Chanel woman (some of the models were posing as if they were about to fling open their jackets and do a seductive dance.)
But it is this constant reinvention that keeps the brand fresh and timely. It oozed sex appeal in the most unlikely places: the cowel necks made you want to peep down the model's neck and the boxy arms and shoulders had a robot-like sensuality. Karl just makes you wanting more.