Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Chanel and Equal Marriage

Recently Chanel showed their spring and summer 2013 show. The fashion was amazing featuring 3D flowers and long off the shoulder silhouettes. The colours were dark for a spring and summer show and the classic tweed Chanel jackets and skirts were seen reinvented for 2013. One of my favourite parts of all of the looks from the show were the long lace boots. Shown in cream, black and navy blue the boots were lace, midi-heel and around thigh high length. A stunning piece of footwear. Sequins also featured heavily in the show. Along with extravagant feather head dresses and mysterious black feathered eye up on the models eyes contrasting with the soft clothing. Over all the show was stunning as always from Chanel. Elegant and beautiful. With the set featuring real trees the models strutted around a summer wonderland. But the show showcased more than just amazing couture fashion. With gay marriage debates going on around Paris and Britain Chanel's Karl Largerfield put his point across in a more controversial way.

With the show being dubbed "the lesbian catwalk show" the fashion show rocked the world. For the finale wedding looks Karl Lagerfeld send down two female models in matching wedding dress (stunning) hand in hand with Karl Lagerfeld's god son. This brought the marriage debate to the forefront of the fashion industry and the world. This is one of the biggest issues in the gay, bisexual and lesbian communities right now so this show happened at just the right time to spark debate and action. Rita Ora and Diana Kruger who were sat on the FROW viewed his opinions and Chanel's finest work to date. When asked about the fashion show, gay marriage and the models Karl Lagerfeld said "Of course it was. I do not understand why people who live together cannot have the same security as those bourgeois who are married". Controversial as ever.

Since writing this blog post gay marriage bill has just been passed in the UK. Will we be seeing more catwalk shows like this? We will have to wait and see what the fashion industry holds in store for us.