Karl Lagerfeld entitled the collection "Paris-Byzance" as it's inspired by Byzantium because of Coco Chanel's love of Byzantine-style jewelry. I'm truly, madly deeply in love with these amazing outfits and accessories! To me this is the most interesting Chanel collection in years! Stay...

I think the odds are pretty high that Freja will make it to Paris in time for the show. After donning a codpiece for Karl, he owes her at least that much. But Freja's apparently in China New York right now shooting something (any fans out there know what for sure?), so I guess that means...

Karl also showed us the world-famous mosaic portrait of Theodora, the Empress of the Byzantine Empire Mosaic from the Saint-Vital de Ravenne Basilica, which very naturally became the inspiration for the show's makeup. The portrait gave me a focus point : the red eye shadow/liner that she...

"Paris to Byzantium" is the theme for this Chanel pre-collection and the clothes are unusually gorgeous. Inspired by the splendor of the Byzantine empire and in particular his muse, Empress Theodora, Karl Lagerfeld gives us a hint of the luxury and beauty of this fallen empire. Velvets,...

Karl also showed us the world-famous mosaic portrait of Theodora, the Empress of the Byzantine Empire Mosaic from the Saint-Vital de Ravenne Basilica , which very naturally became the inspiration for the show's makeup. The portrait gave me a focus point : the red eye shadow/liner that she...

It was an intimate affair for Chanel before fall 2011 presentation that was inspired by Byzantine queen Theodora. Talking about the inspiration behind his "Paris-Byzance" collection, "said Karl Lagerfeld," Theodora, an artist, the Circus Empress, such as Chanel, which was a little singer and...

The asymmetrical drapings, with loose panels at the front and back, outline a shifting silhouette while the intrinsic Byzantine signature is evident in tweeds interwoven with gold, satin leather, velvet, cashmere, chiffon, lace and tulle. Note the buttons: they're jeweled stones, while the...

CQ Watch: Chanel's 'Paris-Byzance' Pre-Fall 2011 show It was an intimate affair for Chanel's pre-fall 2011 presentation, which was inspired by Byzantine queen Theodora. Speaking of the inspiration behind his "Paris-Byzance" collection, Karl Lagerfeld said: "Theodora was a circus artist who...

What fantastic items await? Well, the gorgeous Byzantine-inspired collection of Chanel Pre-Fall 2011 (Paris/Byzance) is up first. Please grab a mug or glass of something soothing, sit back and enjoy, ladies and gents who love Chanel. Outside of the gorgeous embroidery (which is...

In Paris I was shot by my favorite street style photographerMelanie Galea from The Street Musefor aprojectwithand. She was so sweet to take my camera for more pics of my outfit that was all about Dolce & Gabbana's Byzantine moment for F/W 2013. My look: Blazer by Balmain, and mosaic-print...

 

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