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Pre-Fall 2011- Chanel and Vera Wang

This Chanel collection was unique.. An unexpected low key event from Mr Lagerfeld.  This show was completely opposite to his highly anticipated, jaw dropping, extravaganzas!  According to Lagerfeld, "After the Grand Palais, I had to do the opposite."  Needless to say, the collection was, as usual, exquisite!  Themed around Paris-Byzance, the collection was inspired by 'the Empress Theodora and the lost culture of Byzantium,' with a modern twist of course.  Gold, Gold and more Gold, embellishment, stones, texture, jewelled headbands and leather.   Completely amazing!
Vera Wang decided to tone down her collection this Pre-Fall season opting for a different direction that is "more schoolgirl" according to Vera.  Schoolgirl you ask?  With a little of the signature Vera twist of course... Knee high socks, kilts, cardigans, sheer leggings sewn to shorts.  As for her formal wear, her main aim was to keep it fresh and young, but not forgetting to embrace her typical Vera pieces.