Karl Lagerfeld is known for producing over-the-top fashion shows, and it seemed unlikely that he could ever top his Fall/Winter 2010 show in Paris, during which models strutted down a runway made entirely of ice. But the eccentric Chanel designer has surprised us once again, this time bringing his 2013 Cruise Collection to the birthplace of opulence, Versailles.
The collection, which featured ruffled tulle sleeves and gold platform sneakers, put a modern twist on the chateau's royal past.
After the show guests gathered under a tent to continue the indulgence with crab tarts, foie gras, chocolate macarons, and Perrier-Jouet champagne, while Alice Dellal performed with her band Thrush Metal.
Check out some photos from the show and after party below!
[Karl Lagerfeld] [Tilda Swinton]
[Vanessa Paradis, Karl Lagerfeld]
[Alba Rohrwacher, Karl Lagerfeld, Sophie Auster]
[Alice Dellal] [Cecile Cassel] [Joana Preiss]
[Aaron Johnson, Sam Taylor-Wood, Karl Lagerfeld]
[Linsday Wixson] [Karl Lagerfeld, Andre Leon-Talley]
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.