Yesterday two Colosseum worthy fashion events took place – one in London, England; the other Salzberg, Austria. Now, I hate to pit two stylistically inclined contenders against one another, but the match up is just too perfect to ignore. In the picturesque hills of Salzberg, where visions of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer come to mind, Karl Lagerfeld presented his latest Métiers d’Art show – and it was absolutely exquisite. Meanwhile, in bustling (emphasis on bust) London, Victoria’s Secret put on their annual extravaganza ripe with glitter, feathers, and ab envy that will last us until next year. The two collections could not be more different: one’s demure, the other flashy, but both are equally highly anticipated events, and surprisingly – the design inspiration was rather similar.
Both collections spinning ornate fairy tales, albeit from different books, but equally enchanting inclinations. Many of Chanel’s beautiful gilded, embroidered, and perfectly tailored ensembles happen to have similarly matching Victoria’s Secret undergarment counterparts! Une coincidence?? Je ne sais pas! But it certainly makes for an exciting, and mildly amusing, designer deathmatch! Good morning Karl! Guten tag Angels!
The Classic B&W Combination
All White Ensemble
Red Trim and Flower Embroidery
All Black Everything
Black Over(not much else)coat
All Red Ensemble
Header Image: W Magazine and ELLE