Chanel Fall 2009 Haute Couture

Nothing like the smell of Chanel No. 5 in the air and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel couture designs sauntering down the runway (or, at least how I view the Chanel couture show).

The Fall 2009 Couture collection was classic Karl and classic coco complete with bouclé Chanel suits a black suit with ruffled white shirt that appeared as if it had been pulled from Karl’s own closet (the fingerless gloves were lace though).

There was a healthy dose of bouclé as well as lace, ombre, the 80s, Dallas, sheer sections and what I’ll dub the mullet dress – business in the back and a party in the front.


There were also a few cheeky “bude”, bare-breasted dresses (you’ll understand the description when you see it for yourself).

My favourites were a studded jacket with strand arms (once again you’ll understand when you see it) and some black leather finger gloves.

An amazing collection that was very Coco/Karl just like the Dior collection was very Dior/Galliano.  Amazing how these designers can embody and reproduce the style aesthetic of their fashion houses while presenting clothse that are a gorgeously natural evolution of the brand.

Enjoy Chanel Fall 2009 Couture!

*Warning: Karl presented 66 looks.  It’ll be a long scroll

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About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine,, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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One Response to Chanel Fall 2009 Haute Couture

  1. Brigid Catherine says:

    I think I liked # 12 and 24 best, nice pictures!

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