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Chanel S/S 2011 – a reliable decadence in the face of recession

In the grand tradition of the fashion house, Chanel showed its S/S 2011 collection in the unbelievable surroundings of Paris’s Grand Palais. A part of me watches this and thinks, “really, there’s a lot going on in the world to …

Fri, Oct 8, 2010, 11:43

   

In the grand tradition of the fashion house, Chanel showed its S/S 2011 collection in the unbelievable surroundings of Paris’s Grand Palais. A part of me watches this and thinks, “really, there’s a lot going on in the world to be spending this much on Chanel’s show”, while another thinks, “well, we need some escapism – we need decadence if we’re going to cope with what is rumoured to be a 15-year recovery period (sob!). But what do you think?

Watch the video here (amazing music and Freja opening the show) and comment below.