In terms of accessories, the fetish sailor’s bag is secured firmly on the shoulder, ready for a long voyage at sea, the minaudières take form as containers, anchor bolts and life buoys. Karl Lagerfeld dresses CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag with an elegant checked tweed in colours typical of the city of Hamburg’s brickwork. Marine anchors appear on earrings and brooches while their chains become sautoirs and bracelets improvise themselves as cordage.
With this collection, Karl Lagerfeld speaks about a look and an attitude. Masculine is more feminine than ever when the latter is rendered more virile with a cap and understated rigorous lines. The CHANEL woman is unique and inevitably stands out: “dress a woman in black and white at a party and you’ll see only her,” affirmed Gabrielle Chanel. In Hamburg, Karl Lagerfeld adds mystery and depth. With the utmost elegance.