How is it that every time Karl Lagerfeld puts together a show it captivates more then the last? This season for Chanel’s autumn/winter 2016/17 haute couture runway show, Karl Lagerfeld gave me chilling but beautiful flashbacks of the days I spent roaming the halls of the Metiers d’Art Ateliers LESAGE & LEMARIÉ… The collection itself was yet another beautiful array of iconic Chanel silhouettes (slightly slimmed down, I feel for this collection) and of course great details and accessories! Enjoy!!

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Can you imagine what goes on inside the mind of Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld? The sheer and utter non-stop flow of inspiration that spews out of his imagination on the regular.. I am only asking becuase when you think about the amount of amazingly wild and whimsical but oh so fashionable things this man has created to date, especially inside of the Grand Palais, it’s quite hard to believe! For this season’s Spring 2016, Haute Couture collection for Chanel, UNKLE KARL, created a dreamy outdoor garden scene doubling as the runway which would host a series of cocoon shapes and slinky silk silhouettes that would make up the couture collection.. I love and can only imagine the work behind the embroidery and details of this collection! I guess we will wait to get up close and personal in New York for the Haute Couture appointment ;);)

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Every season, one of my highlights of flocking to New York Fashion Week, is the time I get to spend with my Chanel family at the seasonal Haute Couture appointment. Jump in the car uptown to the Chanel offices, ascend the model maintained elevator to the magic floor where dreams come true and there is nothing but Haute Couture filling up an entire room.. Then you blink twice and realize YAS, this is real (lol!).. This season like every other, I have had the pleasure of once again attending and getting my time with yet another exceptional beautiful and always crazily cool Haute Couture collection from Chanel.. This season, the collection as always had all the signature elements, the iconic jackets, suits, skirts & you know, that iconic Chanel look..

For this season, the collection was themed 3D… Fitting, after learning that pieces and elements from the collection were actually constructed using the 3D printing process to create shell like bodies for jackets and details for other looks… Another amazing element was (as we’ve seen in the past) the blend of elements, textures and textiles… Karl never ceases to amaze me when you really get to look up close at some of these clothes and realize just how much thought goes into everything… The aesthetic was a bit more military with more masculine shapes and silhouettes which obviously I was oohing and awwing over!!

Overall, as you can imagine it was another dream experience with the amazing team at Chanel! Thanks for having me again!! XoJay

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You really must hand it to these guys! One of the designers that really continuously PUSH, imagine and create a whole other world of fashion. The type of fashion that you see in your dreams or in extreme CGI fairy-tale based movies, something like Alice in Wonderland or something! This season for their Haute Couture show, Viktor & Rolf, quite literally made Fashion into Art.. And mind you, did it so absolutely amazingly… You have to watch this!

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