empress theodora

0 0 The Pre-Fall 2011 Collections Inspired by Empress Theodora (her rags-to-riches success story was compared to Coco Chanel's rise to fame by Karl) and Byzantium. The jeweled toned silks, gold thread, embroidery, stone encrusted handbags, leather boots and swing coats all bring us back to the former sector of the Roman...  

0 0 Roitfeld At Chanel Paris-Byzance 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, silks, and tweeds swept down the runway, heavily embellished with crystals and Bohemian tulle. Of course...