Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chanel Paris-Byzance Collection

On a snowy and rainy evening in Paris the fashion show of the new collection Paris-Byzance by Chanel was launched. The theme of the collection takes us back in time, more specific 15 centuries into the past at the heart of the Byzantine Empire. The room is decorated with bronze sequins, oriental lanterns cast a soft sensual glow and in the harem-like atmosphere one is tempted to lie down on the deep plush sofas, decorated with hand-painted cushions.

I really love the oriental inspired jewels that the models are wearing - especially the one's in the hair! The combination of elegance and androgyny defines this new collection, such as Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel would love to see it.

© all pictures by Chanel

Theodora, the Empress of Constantinople

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