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Earlier today, Chanel had its Haute Couture Spring Summer 2013 show at the Grand  Palais in Paris. The show had a garden them, and much of the collection seemed inspired by a modern take on the 1930’s. The set was decorated with delicate trees, and guests were handed bottles of 1932, the latest Chanel fragrance.

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 Much of the clothing was formal and beautifully executed. There was a mix of tweed suits that emphasized shoulders, flowing dresses and several variations of white formalwear appropriate for wedding attire.

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The sketch displays Karl Lagerfeld’s vision: structured shoulders, ivory color, lace and tweed:


The variations on the classic tweed Chanel suit accessorized with feathers and fanciful boots and shoes.

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 Close up of a cropped sleeve and fingerless glove:

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This beautiful jacket hangs from the shoulder, allowing a formal shirt and bow tie to evoke the signature of Karl Lagerfeld. Nails were a soft pink cream:

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Dresses were unstructured yet beautifully worked:

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This jacket and flowing skirt are incredible:

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A lace themed boot:

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The beading on this demonstrate the extremely high level of quality for this couture show:

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This blue color is like a night sky, very signature Chanel:

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This white dress incorporates the structured shoulder that we saw in the earlier suits:

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Karl Lagerfeld evokes the topic of same sex marriage in his display of the finale gowns:

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Backstage, Peter Phillips gave a lacy goth eye to the models:

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The faces were prepped with Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum. To my eye, this image appears to be using the Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow pencil (my review is here).

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The eyes are lined with Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof liner in “Noir Intense.”

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This pencil the new Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Black Stream (due out for Summer 2013):

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According to this sourceChanel Mirifique Illusion D’Ombre (reviewed here), was used. This pictures show that Mirifique was applied over Black Stream.

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The result is a glossy eye. I recall a few years ago, Chanel released a glossy eye product that was not very stable (it creased). The combination is likely far more so, but we’ll have to wait until the summer shadow pencils are released to know for sure.

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Lacy lashes were applied:

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Applying the lashes (do I spy Chanel tweezers?)

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Close up of the final eye:


Light soft color applied to lips. According to this press account, Chanel Rouge Allure Chanel Fantasque was used, as well as Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Frivole (reviewed here). Some of the images show the model’s blush as more pink, others look more like Frivole so perhaps there was a bit of variation in uses or in the lighting.

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Some final looks, including nails using Chanel Le Vernis in Emprise (reviewed here):

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This cheek (below) looks like Frivole blush to me:

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Emprise on nails:


Beautiful work by Peter Philips (we love you Peter!):

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