Does the Chanel girl need armor? Lagerfeld’s answer is an emphatic yes. His vision for Pre-Fall 2013 introduces a bit of something for every snob, especially the snob who doesn’t want to wait around for a knight to come rescue her. She can do that herself!
Inspired by Scotland and fit for Queen Mary, circa now, this is plaid with a hardened, tomboyish edge, not the kind fit for the Catholic schoolgirl. The bags? Tweed- and tartan-accented Bos. Bold plaids decorated with shimmering jewels. Mesh netting and touchable fuzz. And most importantly, metal mania. Chain mail-inspired fringe, bejeweled cross-hatching, and minaudieres so hard they could double as medieval weapons. In that glamorous way, of course.
Our bags have a way of functioning as our modern-day armor, a security blanket that steels us from an in-your-face world, and Chanel’s femme knights, topped with brazen shawls and puffed-sleeve shirts below structured vest, seem to know this trick better than anyone. Inquire at Chanel.