Trés Chic! Chanel Cruise 2011

What could be better than spending a lovely evening at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in the South of France? Oh yeah, with Karl Lagerfeld for the 2011 Chanel Cruise, an exclusive event that debuts Chanel’s 2012 Cruise line in an extravagant and fabulous manner.

On May 9th, the selective elite, including Lagerfeld’s favorites Blake Lively, Clémence Poésy and Rachel Bilson, attended the runway show in Cap d’Antibes on the French Riviera. Trés chic!

The collection included tweet jackets over effortlessly chic maillots and the gowns ran featured ivory lace to psychedelic prints.

ELLEuk  reported, “The show opened with an amuse-bouche of lemon sorbet and lavender macaroon suits before giving way to crisp black-and-white swimsuits shown the Chanel way: with little tweed blazers, swags of pearls or fingerless elbow-length gloves.”

Although the staple camellias, pearls and tweed were incorporated into the collection, Lagerfeld still managed to create a fresh-looking collection.

As the sun was setting, Karl Lagerfeld mentioned to Vogue Magazine, “”This is the time of day when you can tell real diamonds from fake,” Lagerfeld observed. “And here, they are real.”

“The Chanel diamonds to which he was referring—shooting stars, feathers, and pins from the fine jewelry collection—were pinned liberally to the shoulders and necklines of narrow mimosa-yellow and lavender tweed suits, the vivid colors reminiscent of the early-blooming flowers to be seen in the South of France.” – Sarah Bower, Vogue Magazine.

Karl Lagerfeld chose the Hotel du Cap because of its’ rich history from the 1920’s and beautiful location near the French Riviera. “This hotel is flawlessly kept, and there is a different dress code here. One has to dress to match the yachts. It cannot be sloppy,” Lagerfield commented.

After the runway show, Lagerfeld also debuted his first directed film, “The Tale of the Fairy,” where guests were allowed to watch and then attend a gorgeous party afterwards.

All clad in Chanel, here are Karl’s three favorite muses: Lively, Poésy and Bilson. What do you think of their entirely Chanel outfits?

photos courtesy of Styleite, FashionIndie

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