Alexa Chung in monochrome

Black and white is something of a Chanel staple, reinvented time and again into combinations both classic and on-trend. At Chanel’s fall 2011 Haute Couture show Alexa Chung donned one such black and white ensemble. Utterly feminine with its white flounces, black ribbons, and black lace trim, she kept it simple and monochrome with black shoes and a classic black quilted handbag; and while some pops of colour could also work, keeping it black and white is by far the most fool-proof way to wear a dress like this one.

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She was wearing a ready-to-wear look from the fashion house’s Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 collection.

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To see photos of the Chanel fall 2011 Haute Couture show that Alexa was attending, follow that link.

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