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RUNWAY REPORT.....Resort 2011 Collections: Chanel, YSL, Dior

Resort 2011 Buzzwords: Pink, Black and White, 70's and... Jean Shrimpton and Sheikha of Qatar? Chanel 2011 Cruise/resort Collection:Karl Lagerfeld gathered all his top models--including his favorite boy toy, Baptiste Giabiconi, and held his Chanel Cruise 2011 Collection in fabulous Saint Tropez with guests seated on the red wooden chairs framing the street-turned-runway. The theme was definitely 70s, very HAUTE Hippie Chick with a hint of Jean Shrimpton and a BIG DASH of Brigitte Bardot. Flowy caftans, silk jersey tapered pants, high-waisted denim and lots of barefoot models strutting down the Saint Tropez streets as if it were 6:30 PM and they had just spent all day at the beach and were now ready for cocktails and Caviar! Pink, mustard, white were the strong colors of the collection, as well as lots of soft prints. Of course, there were the tried-and-true Chanel cropped jackets for all the ladies who have Caprese Salads in well as some rather risque crochet styles that would definitely be on any Russian Mafia Mistresses Shopping List for her February 2011 Cruise to Croatia! YSL Cruise/Resort 2011: Stefano Pilati, designer for YSL, is getting "softer" or so the fashionista editors are saying...I think he's just realizing that his "girl" might also have a "lovelier" edge. His collection was very pretty, very lady-like, and très elegant. The chic turbans were VERY Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser al Missned (above with First Lady of France Carla Bruni-Sarkozy)Pink was again very strong in this collection, and high waisted shorts--such as the ones above--are de rigueur--when going out on your Marrakesh Resort 2011 "vacation". Black and White were very strong for YSL Resort 2011 and it showed up in this very Bianca Jagger-esque pantsuit above...As well as this pretty yet still directional blouse and dirnl skirt ensemble (black being substituted for golden mustard). Christian Dior Cruise/Resort 2011:John Galliano went PRETTY in Shanghai for Resort 2011. Along with his Dior bosses--Bernard Arnault, and CEO Sidney Toledano--as well as 500 guests--he showed Dior Cruise/Resort 2011 in Shanghai, the "City of The Future". Not Paris, not New York City, not Los Angeles, not Milan. Yep, kids, if you want to play with the big boys and reach your new consumer, you show in China! Besides the 500 "invited guests", Dior muses Charlize Theron and Marion Cotillard (it's in the contract kiddies!), were flown via private plane to the Asian Capital of the new "No-Recession World" to showcase this multi-million dollar extravaganza! For Resort 2011, Galliano showed lots of PINK, a rose well as the famed Monsieur Dior Prince of Wales checks; updated in hot trench coats, and corseted cocktail dresses giving a nod to his last Haute Couture Collection. Speaking of Haute Couture: There are only an estimated 400 clients all over the world but the growing multi-millionaires in China are changing that--or so the Fashion Shows wish. Therefore, Galliano--in addition to his Pret-a-porter-- also showed Haute Couture pieces for Resort 2011, like this candy colored organza ball gown-- estimated to cost around $90,000-$150,000-- to entice the gorgeous "Real Housewives of Shanghai" ladies. Check out the full Runway Videos of the Dior Resort 2011 Below: Christian Dior Cruise/Resort 2011 Runway Video Part 1 : Christian Dior Cruise/Resort 2011 Runway Video Part 2: Christian Dior Cruise/Resort 2011 Runway Video Part 3:

1 Response to "RUNWAY REPORT.....Resort 2011 Collections: Chanel, YSL, Dior"

sarah-chibi said...

Wow, great post!!!Very inspiring!
Mr Nick, I just wnat to say I loved all your designs on Project runway season 2!
I'm from Brazil and Just now I'm wtaching it, you are amazing and a very nice person!!!My best wishes for you!