“Too much may not be enough,” said Karl Lagerfeld after the debut of his Chanel Cruise ’12 collection. From the venue (Hotel du Cap on the French Riviera’s Antibes—one of the most expensive hotels in the world), to the cast (Natasha Poly, Karlie Kloss, Stella Tennant, Lily Donaldson, Karolina Kurkova), to the front row (Blake Lively, Clemence Poesy, and Caroline Roitfeld), Lagerfeld went all out to prove that Chanel is, and always will be, synonymous with luxury.
Inspired by Rita Hayworth and Aly Khan, the married movie star and royal socialite who once frequented the halls of Hotel du Cap, looks were decked out in real diamonds and pearls, and took spectators to just about every high-class jetsetter destination—from the beach to society events. See below for a few runway and front row highlights, including a killer black and white kimono-style wrap, and a Roitfeld sighting.
Natasha Poly, Josephine Skriver, Kristen McMenamy, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Mirte Maas
Blake Lively, Clemence Poesy, Caroline Seiber, Rachel Bilson, and Caroline Roitfeld
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