Chanel Resort Cruise 2012
When pre-covering Chanel Cruise/Resort 2012, I had no idea it would be this captivating. Karl Lagerfeld‘s latest collection for the brand was interesting, thoughtful, and superior to his past two ‘Fashion Week’ collections. With diamonds, diamonds everywhere, Karl explained that he was inspired by Rita Hayworth and Aly Khan (who happened to once be residents of the Hotel du Cap – the most expensive hotel in the world and show location). At ground level, we saw hybrid boot-thong footwear – a bong? – that reminds the forgetful of the pique and beguilement that is Chanel.

(The show also propelled my girl crush on Josephine Skriver.)

Chanel Cruise 2011 2012
Tomorrow, Karl Lagerfeld will show the Chanel Cruise collection for 2011/2012 at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes (France), which recently underwent a gargantuan 45 million Euro renovation.

Not only does the invitation – seen above – feature Coco Chanel herself, but Monsieur Lagerfeld has also filmed a 30-minute movie, called Tale of a Fairy, to screen at the fashion show. In the trailer below, you can catch a glimpse of Freja Beja Erichsen (as a lip-locking lesbian fairy), Kristen McMenamy (the queen), Baptiste Giabiconi (because nothing can be Karl-ed without him), and Mark Vandaloo (he’s back?!). Thankfully, anyone without an invitation will be able to watch it at Chanel.com starting Tuesday, May 10th.

“It is a movie about an ill-advised use of money which begins with violence and ends with feeling.”
Karl Lagerfeld