Karl Lagerfeld choose a private garden to showcase his 67-piece Chanel pre spring/summer 2013 collection, the perfect elegant courtyard backdrop for a collection largely inspired by young French aristocrats in the 18th century. The collection featured pastels in sorbet hues, with each model donning a short fringe wig.
Lagerfeld choose Cara Delavigne as the first face (and later photographed her as the face of the collection), Alice Dellal, the face of Boy Chanel handbags ended the show with her band,
Lagerfeld claims that his inspiration was "coco rock, not rococo" who knows what is meant by that but he also described the collection as "very rock ... not at all 18th century". Sadly I will have to disagree with the designer by claiming it was all very Mary Antoinette, not sure what sort of "rock" chics Karl’s been hanging out with!.
Trends included high wasted with a bustier (think Versace), pastels, sorbet shades, lucette heels, lace up flatforms (think Prada), classic Chanel tweed, white heels and straw hats in multiple styles
View the full collection at: www.vogue.co.uk/spy/celebrity-photos/2012/5/15/chanel-in-versailles/gallery
Photos of the collection on Cara Delavigne