12 Dec 2010
Chanel Pre Fall 2011
I adore these soft-focus shots of Freja, Bambi, Sasha et al lounging around behind the scenes at Chanel's Pre Fall 2011 show in Paris last week. The collection fused together the opulence and extavagance of the lost culture of Byzantium with a bohemian sixties vibe, courtesy of messy beehives, pea coats and a geometric silhouette. The traditional tweed jackets and quilted bags were scattered with multi-coloured precious stones; gold jewels dripping from earrings and adorning the model's textured beehives in the form of filigree headbands.
Seeing the traditional catwalk images on style.com can seem a million miles away to the Chanel enthusiasts such as myself: viewing the collection sat in my pyjamas, wrapped up underneath the duvet whilst my boyfriend watches the snooker and my cat sits on my feet purring gently. Behind-the-scenes photographs such as these can make it seem a lot more real, more personal. Who knew that picture-perfect models could get slightly bored and sullen backstage, leaning against the walls, trying to not to mess up their hair, shuffling their feet and counting down the seconds until they walk out infront of the whos-who of the Fashion world. If possible, these off-guard, candid shots make these girls seem even more otherworldly beautiful. Staring into space, unaware of the cameras, grimacing as their hair is yanked this way and that; these unposed photographs show the models as their true selves.
Images. Style Rumour