Karl Lagerfeld talks couture (video)

Cut to be less of an ‘interview’ and more of a steady stream of Karl Lagerfeld’s thoughts, this video from behind the scenes at Chanel’s fall 2001 Haute Couture show is something of a direct link into the designer’s brain. Discussing why a fashion show’s set designs shouldn’t be too complex (“the sets are great when you arrive, you sit there, but when the collection starts people have to concentrate on the dresses”), why a Chanel jacket is like a t-shirt or a pair of jeans (“you can wear a Chanel jacket with everything”) and on the two attitudes of a woman embodied by Coco Chanel: the glamorous dresses on one hand and a genderless silhouette on the other.

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If it doesn’t auto-play, you can watch the Karl Lagerfeld interview by clicking play below. After that you’ll find pictures from the catwalk collection.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.