Friday, October 10, 2008

Are you “Loco” for Coco? - Pt. 2


This is the second installment of my Chanel posts, and - fortunately or unfortunately, it is also the final one. The design team at Stardoll drew the inspiration for Coco Chanel’s garments and accessories from the Chanel - Special Exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, from May 5, 2005–August 7, 2005. More than fifty designs and accessories from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s very own Costume Institute collection, the Chanel Archives in Paris, and - various global institutions such as London-based - Victoria and Albert Museum. As I have read in one article dedicated to this exhibition, it was indented to examine the history of the House of Chanel thematically, revealing ideas and elements of biography as they were expressed in Chanel’s work. It is important to point out that the collection did not feature solely Coco Chanel’s designs, rather - it featured some words of Karl Lagerfeld for the House of Chanel.

You know that I have talked about the dilemma whether Mary is holding a clutch or not on the Cover of Teen Style’s September/October Issue, but - now I have a picture of it. You be the judge:


Enjoy the following Chanel garments and accessories, despite - Stardoll’s decision to change some of the Chanel items that were released in the Starplaza… And, you have got to admit it is not their fault - they just had to do the inevitable, in order to avoid some legal troubles with the House of Chanel. That trial would have been interesting - The House of Chanel v. Stardoll… My verdict, Chanel is ordered to open a Real Brand store in the Starplaza. Yes, not going to happen for sure!


Evening ensemble, dating from 1936 - featuring floor-length ivory silk lace with ivory silk tulle dress with a modest neckline and sleeves.


1920’s faux-pearl “Maltese Cross” brooch from the Chanel jewellery collection by Patrick Mauries.


Day ensemble, dating from 1927 - representing both the idea of the "little black dress," and the idea of “poverty de luxe”, which basically means an expensive interpretation of a simple design made of modest materials.


Fulco di Verdura for Chanel cuffs, featuring a jewel-encrusted “Maltese Cross” - as I have read in one blog, a symbol dating from the 11th Century and derives its name from the white cross emblem on the black robes of the military and religious order, the Knights Hospitallers, which was based in Malta.


This evening ensemble was featured on the covers of all the promotional material for the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue, and - guess who painted it... Karl Lagerfeld, himself - proving that he knows watercolous, as much as he knows fashion.


Another one of Karl Lagerfeld’s watercolours, this time depicting a black silk chiffon evening dress from 1925.

25 comments:

Undamyumbrellla said...

Thank you for these wonderful articles, Style! You're doing a wonderful job :)



-Kasia

lovinitlovinit said...

What is partly ironic is the fact that you right this no later than 10 minutes after Stardoll converts all of our Chanel belts and baggots into China manufactured O's.

Sad, hm?

(I say we boycot Ochanel!)

lovinitlovinit said...

Whoops, spelling error.
"Write" is what I meant.
Not "Right".

:)

Anonymous said...

All so lovely

Anonymous said...

I love it! Never knew that Stardoll will make vintage Chanel.

Madeline Jo said...

:D

Anonymous said...

I love this post! HATE STARDOLL for changing the clothes

Emmi said...

Fab post. That was my favorite exibit the Met has ever had. The clothes were even more beautiful in person.

Rhiann said...

Nice article!
I'm in love with the first Chanel purse. :)
I swear Im a magpie at heart, anything shiny and Im dribbling over it.

Sophia said...

Hmm, Its cool.

Anonymous said...

Cute post!

Heidi-di said...

I adore the way you present the Chanel items,letting us know a bit about the history of a piece,which makes it not anymore pixelled but creates a personal relationship,whithout entering in the boring zone.
Also,both parts were interesting,and self culturating!
i wished you talked more about each Chanel masterpiece(because they're all so).

xx

Anonymous said...

Style! Rock it girl and don't listen to them gurls that say that your posts are boooring. 'Cause they aint'

Fakeshake3 said...

Fabulous!

*Moment of Silence for all our lost Chanel items*

So sad :{

Anonymous said...

How dare that FAKEsnake come here? Go down you bitch!!!

That's one secret I won't tell!

Anonymous said...

Umm, Fakeshake3, don't you think you are a litlle bit overreacting. A moment of silence? Geez.

Fakeshake3 said...

Goddd I was joking. I read this blog wayy before you. Your so pathetic not only do you hide your own life behind a virtual dolly, you won't even show your doll's name. How brave. And very pathetic lol

Anonymous said...

All you talk about is Chanel.
Long, boring posts.
Get a life!

yasas10 said...

That bag is so hot.
I want it!
<3

PoisonxCupcake said...

Is this a dolly porn site?
Oh, NO, IT'S NOT.
Style, take down your porn.
No one wants to see your...
*holds vomit in*
va-jay-jay.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Thats really kind of pervy, Style. Its not glamourous, or sexy, or artistic. Its just WRONG!!

Da-Nigga-Migga said...

Da best post, evah!!!

Anonymous said...

It would be a good post if that porno site picture wasn't at the top.

Dr. House Fan said...

I like the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Style = crazy bitch

fakeSNAKE = crazier wannabitch