Empress Theodora and Coco Chanel

Hello everyone,
First, here is a little history behind the Chanel Metiers D’Art Collection 2011 Paris-Byzance. Every year since 2002, Karl Lagerfeld shows support to Chanel’s Métiers d’Art by dedicating an annual collection to them. Métiers d’Art include seven specialist craftsmen –  Lemarié the feather specialist, Lesage the embroiderer, Desrues the costume jeweler, Massaro the shoemaker, Maison Michel the milliner, Goossens the goldsmith and Guillet the floral accessory specialist. These collections typically celebrate a city that is a part of Chanel’s history. Back in the 1920’s, Coco Chanel drew inspiration from Byzantine history to create her jewelry. In this collection, Karl Lagerfeld draws inspiration from Empress Theodora, a Byzantine empress, whose ambition is similar to that of Coco Chanel.

Karl Lagerfeld gives a contemporary spin to the opulence of Byzantine culture. The predominant materials are tweeds woven with gold thread, textured knits, and silk. All of the materials are heavily embroidered to resemble ancient mosaics. Accessories, from bangles and earrings, to headpieces and necklaces, are intricate with gold, glass beads, precious stones, and filigree gilt.  Lavish over the knee boots and sandals, smaller handbags, red eyeliner for make up, and updo hairstyles complete the looks.

I truly enjoy this collection not only because it is beautiful but also because it reminds me of my own culture and history.

Source: vogue.com – Photos: courtesy of Chanel



3 Responses to Empress Theodora and Coco Chanel

  1. ladyheart says:

    Fashion and styles come and go but the best and elegant chanel handbags goes along with it to accentuate the latest trends to bring out the totality of being a woman with elegance.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hope you didnt have E. Theodora's past…

  3. Alinne's Style says:

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    _Leave an interesting comment on each one of this blogs with a link of your blog in the end of your comment. it's enough to comment only the newer post of each famous blog.

    _ The other bloggers visitors could see your link there, and come visit your blog too!

    _ when this visitors come and comment your blog, you have to answer on their blogs too,leave a sweet comment like: "thanks for you visit, lovely blog! can we follow each other?" Ask them to follow you, but you must to follow them too.

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    where did you find my blog?

    I'm Following you, I hope you follow me back.
    see you here… kisses, Alinne.

    http://www.alinnestyle.com

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