Chanel Cruise 2010

Karl Lagerfeld recently presented the Chanel Cruise 2010 collection at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Lido Resort (one of Coco Chanel's favorite summer spots) in Venice. Karl was very particular about the timing of the show, he made the guests wait nearly two hours for sunset, but I'm sure everyone would agree that it was worth the wait! Not to mention that the guests were all comfortably seated in reclining sun beds in the famous white-tented cabanas. This collection was very appealing to me because of it's vintage nautical influence. Karl was designing with the 1930's Venetian society in mind and I can say without hesitation what is shown from the models' bob hairstyles and heavy makeup, to the detail on the buttons, his impeccable eye for details really seems to take you back to that time. Featuring parasols, stunning beach wear, boat-neck sweaters, nautical stripes, knitted menswear, and beautiful dresses, this collection is just in time for summer!