Monochromatically captivating, this black and white colour blocking lookbook for Chanel’s Cruise 2012 collection is photographed by the most appropriate person – Karl Lagerfeld. As the creator of Chanel’s sleek and crisp freshness, Lagerfeld captured the sophistication and simplicity of the collection proving the meaning of genuine style. Following the denotation of the cruise as a journey of the mind, Lagerfeld transfers a breath of elegance with the help of his muses – Baptiste Giabiconi and Saskia de Brauw. Saskia as the latest revelation in fashion perfectly renders the words of Karl about “a modern version of sophisticated dressing”. Her slightly alluring posing and unconventional beauty almost distract from the glamorous Chanel designs. Accentuated with refined crystals Baptiste and Saskia are the personification of male-female ambiguity by creating an exquisite couple with a luxurious and smart taste.
This lookbook is just a foretaste, a kind of delicious yet delicate aperitif and a completion of the collection at the same time. That is because the Cruise Collection 2012 also consisted of a fashion show presented after sundown at one of the most exclusive hotels in the world – the Hotel du Cap – with the screening of the short film “A Tale of a Fairy”. The movie was directed by Karl Lagerfeld himself with a gathering iconic models including Kristen McMenamy, Freja Becha Erichsen, the afore-mentioned Baptiste and many more.