Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld has long been regarded as a king of fashion, and now he's taken over an actual palace: He staged Chanel's 2012 Cruise collection runway show on the grounds of Versailles this afternoon. But since we've been enjoying the lovely weather here in New York a little too much to bother flying seven hours to France (honest, that's why we weren't there!), we've taken to Twitter to round up all the details of what was definitely the most anticipated show of the spring.
Chanel's off-season shows have become just as much of a spectacle as its spring and fall shows, and this one is no exception. Vogue Paris tweeted:
Karl Lagerfeld takes Marie-Antoinette to a garden rave party for the Chanel cruise collection 2013
The models were styled in short bobs that ran the gamut from black to cotton-candy pink for a very "Vidal Sassoon/Louise Brooks meets George Washington" look. Makeup artist Peter Philips also painted tiny interlocking C face tattoos on the models'--made to look like Marie Antionette's signature beauty mark?
The 18th century vibe was modernized in the form of mini-skirted ball gowns, lots of cut-outs, and white-rubber soled creepers. One male model carried a huge quilted watering can handbag. Last but not least, Karl took his bow wearing plaid, jeans, and brown suede shoes. Brown. Suede. Shoes.
Click through to see the twit-pics that have come through, as well as runway pictures. We'll update as more come in.