After acclaimed fashion writer Robin Givhan called Karl Lagerfeld "overrated" in her January Newsweek article, she lost her front row seat to his A/W 2012.
But that didn't stop her from critiquing the fashions from the back!
When it was time to send in her review of Paris Fashion Week to The Daily Beast, Robin made sure her readers knew her critical truth when it came to Chanel:
"Designer Karl Lagerfeld has been instrumental in keeping the Chanel brand alive and relevant by tapping into shifts in music, social media, and the like. But the Chanel collection he presented for fall was weighed down by his own inspiration, which appeared to be crystals, stalagmites, and minerals.
The runway at the Grand Palais was covered in white crystals with large reflective spears jutting from the ground. Sparkling rocks were clustered in piles. The setting promised a collection that was light and ethereal. Instead, Lagerfeld explored the darkness of malachite, iron ore, and marcasite. The clothes were dominated by gray, murky green, midnight blue, all with hints of iridescence. At its best, gold-splashed feathers adorned wide collars and clear gemstones decorated the cuffs and neckline of an easy gray dress with an Empire waistline.
But when the sleeves of a coat were pieced together to resemble the facets of a crystal or when the bodice of a dress was transformed into a reflective bib, the inspiration became a distraction and a burden. It was a disappointing collection that did little to make the Chanel brand shine brighter. But it will surely keep its bag business going strong."
We wonder if she'll lose her seat in the bleachers now for this one!
Do U agree or disagree with her review??
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