In addition to celebrities debuting spectacular new short haircuts, the Chanel fall 2014 haute couture show was host to another lovely reveal. Model Ashleigh Green stepped out at the end of the show holding Karl Lagerfeld‘s hand and wearing a stunning wedding dress-while very pregnant:
The collection itself was beautiful and toned down; to me, it was a welcome change from the super-structured Chanel spring 2014 couture collection that everyone from Keira Knightley to Rihanna and Dakota Fanning to Blake Lively wore. I was never a big fan of those impossibly cinched illusion waists, whereas this fall/winter 2014/2015 couture collection is more classic, yet still aesthetically stunning and creative. There were structured coats with high necks, embroidered jackets with matching bags, strikingly bright shades and muted ones, coordinating hats…it was an overall very visually entertaining show without looking like a fashion fiasco.
The final look of the show was a beautiful bridal gown worn by Ashleigh Good, who is rather pregnant and therefore not in the typical form most models walking the runways appear. It didn’t feel like Chanel was turning her into a spectacle by any means, though; she looked elegant and the dress fit magnificently. It was the perfect way to close the show.
Another great thing about this: Chanel did not attempt to make their recent Photoshop disaster of extreme neck elongation into an actual trend. That would have been less-than-haute couture, but it’s fashion, so you never know just how weird things are going to get. This show was definitely on the lovely, classic Chanel side that we can’t help but dream of wearing. I expect at least one celebrity will wear this as her own wedding dress in the near future…
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