A dress by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel now on view at The Museum at FIT, part of the exhibit Daphne Guinness.
This post should be subtitled “I Need Some Chanel Right About Now.” Every October I feel this way, wanting to break out all the dark clothes in dramatic colors, the black, the purple, the midnight blue, the deep dark moody red. This Chanel dress from the couture collection of Daphne Guinness, now on view at The Museum at FIT, exactly fits my mood. It is elegant, it is black, it is Chanel. There are feathers, there are flowers, there is shimmer, there is shine. Do not even get me started on the diamanté necklace starting in the front and draping down the back. This beauty is from the “Evening Chic” section of Daphne Guinness and it is divine. Forget the Halloween costume, I want to wear this to greet trick-or-treaters on October 31.
A closeup of the amazing bodice and flower sleeve, with feathers attached to the edge. Also note the stunning necklace and what appears to be an owl brooch attached to the back of the dress. I will look into this and get back to you as soon as the exhibit catalog is released later this month.
I never get tired of feathers and sequins. Is it from all the time I spent in Las Vegas as a child?
Daphne Guinness is on view through January 7, 2012.
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