Chanel Fall 2014

It’s going to be hard for major magazine editors to find nice things to say about this Chanel collection, but they will have to since Chanel is a major advertiser and no one wants to upset Karl. Luckily, I’m not under Chanel’s thumb and I most certainly do not depend on their advertising money, so I can be honest and say that this collection is DISGUSTING. And I’ve featured a record twelve photos of the collection so you can all understand exactly to what extent this show sucks balls.

I love…

Are you kidding me?!?!? There is nothing to love here.

I loathe…

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bubblegum pink crop top jogging suits with big holes in them. Did I accidentally click onto the Juicy Couture show?


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LEGGINGS AS PANTS!!!!

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the ugliest Chanel tweed suit in the history of the world. Or worse, maybe this isn’t a suit, maybe it’s some sort of onesie. That’s even worse!

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this monstrosity of an outfit.

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wearing silver leggings and trainers with your Chanel suit.

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when you wear Chanel to your aerobics class.

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that this looks like House of Holland.

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that this show is so bad I’m almost physically ill.

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these pants. Are you kidding me?

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that this isn’t illegal. It should be. It is a crime of fashion.

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the Chanel grocery basket. F**k you, Karl, some of us actually do have to buy our own groceries, and some of us actually eat.

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the worst possible place to put panels of fur.

Images from Vogue.com.

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  • Jon

    WHY?!?! Again, he does amazing things at Fendi – why does Chanel end up with shit season after season?

  • AYC

    I don’t wanna sound racist or anything (I’m Chinese), but this sadly reminds me of the horrific asian fashions we see on Memes.

  • Chris

    I’ve only been interested in fashion recently, but I thought that Chanel was known for class and sophistication…what happened here!?

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    We are just as confused as you are.

  • Janis

    I love Karl as a designer (one word: Fendi), but I think Chanel needs someone new. It’s become painfully obvious that he just can not design for Chanel. Like Chris said, where’s the class and sophistication? It’s been gone for too many seasons now for nothing to be done…….

  • Tracey

    As I was looking at pictures from this show alll i could think was what you were going to write. I couldn’t see one outfit you would like. It was just sooooo tacky. And I couldn’t understand some of the reviews I read. Thanks for reminding me about the ad revenue piece.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Keep in mind that the people at the show also got to loot the Chanel grocery store afterwards, and I think the excitement of leaving with Chanel pasta meant that they forgot how crap the show was.

  • Disappointed W.

    Since this is RTW, I never had high expectations anyways. Chanel RTW, has never been a plus. The Pre-Fall collections you go to for the travelled sophistication, the haute couture collections you go to for one of a kind pieces, dictated by your own taste and style since you can customise each piece.

    I think he’s trapped himself at Chanel. Even though he enjoys Chanel because of the free reign he’s given. He was asked by Loic Prigent about Chanel’s motifs for that Karl Lagerfeld Sketches His Life documentary. And he basically sketched out all things Chanel (i.e. tweed, the bag, the bow, the pearls, etc). You can only do so much with those kind of limitations. Also, it feels less collaborative at Chanel, so Karl has free reign. Whereas his Fendi stuff works because he works with Silvia Fendi.

    Also, although Chanel is renowned as an haute couture brand what with its history and clientele, the haute couture market is not its main source of income. Its core customer is the people who buy its handbags, accessories, watches, makeup, beauty products and perfume. The people who can afford to, even as a luxury once a year, buy into the haute couture fantasy just by paying for an iconic quilted handbag with the double C logo stamped on.

    Karl absolutely loves the democratisation of Chanel for the masses. This RTW collection is literally a play on everyday normal people activity being carried out by people who live in a fashion bubble. So long as HE is in control of how the brand is portrayed to the masses. He’s not picky about any idea so long as its HIS idea. He himself is overshadowing the brand in a way. The bosses at Chanel can’t get rid of him because he is an icon attached to the brand.

    I love Karl, who can be an ass sometimes. I love his endless energy and creativity. But left unchecked and uncensured, Karl is in danger of destroying his design legacy and the Chanel legacy.

    And if you are saying that the grocery store got looted, it’s simply proof of everybody wanting a piece of Chanel brand pie.

  • http://radarmagazine.se/fashionandfcuker/ Judas Lee

    i’m not judging but, first of all, this article itself is far worse than what was going on on the runway. One thing to note, no one wears Chanel’s RTW these days. No one came to The Grand Palais to see how the clothes would surprise them. Karl knows it quite well, he doesn’t come to Chanel for just being praised for those ‘amazing pieces’ like other designers do. He wants MORE.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    No one wears Chanel RTW? I don’t think so. They do sell clothes – a lot of them (well, they used to, who knows after this.) And even though it is still a small percentage of their business, I don’t think it is acceptable to parade 90 looks down a runway, just for fun. Lagerfeld is using his power and influence to make a mockery of the fashion industry, because he knows no one will ever call him out for being crap.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Great comment! And I agree.

  • Disappointed W.

    Chanel RTW is for “fashionistas” who want the Chanel name but not the sophistication.

    I have a question though. Who manufactures the RTW collections?

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Probably various manufacturers in France and maybe some in Italy.

  • Chicha

    I actually like the sweater (English is not my native language so I’m not sure if I am right.) in the sixth look that you loathe. The sweater alone is actually kind of cute, even though for the past few seasons the only thing that I like from Chanel’s show is the runaway design.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Agree that is a cute sweater but I’d buy it for $80, not $2,000. We can go to plenty of other stores for that kind of thing, not Chanel.

  • whatwouldcocosay

    Thanks Alexandra for saying out loud what lots of us think in silence :) , I only liked the dreadlocks on the models hair … the clothes are just ugly.
    http://www.whatwouldcocosay.com

  • Inés Cruz

    I was SO disappointed with this show. More and more I think that Mr. Lagerfeld is pulling the legs of every fashion insider in the world with these shows. A supermarket? come on!!! the clothes are not even interesting anymore, just a joke. Who in their right mind would pay such astronomic figures for a ragged t-shirt? I think the show was hideous,