Chanel Resort 2012 Collection

Posted on May 10, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld unveiled the latest Chanel resort collection at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden Roc in Antibes, French Riviera. Both the collection and the location highlighted something for us we never managed to articulate before: Chanel + Resort = Boring.

First, a little background about the Hôtel du Cap-Eden Roc (because it’s relevant):

” This villa, set in “a forest” at the tip of the Cap d’Antibes peninsula, re-creates a nineteenth-century château. Since 1870 the glamorous white-walled Hotel du Cap on the French Riviera has been one of the most storied and luxurious resorts in the world. Guests who flocked there included Marlene Dietrich, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Winston Churchill. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton conducted an affair and honeymooned there.”

This isn’t the first time he’s shown a resort collection here and he’s said that the location itself provides a lot of the inspiration for the looks. Now look at the collection:

When it comes to resort, Karl really only has one clientele in mind: the super-rich. These are billionaire clothes, which means they’re impeccably made and mostly classic in style. Old money clothes for the people who either are or want you to think they are old money. In other words, they’re boring.  We don’t actually dislike anything here (although the yellows and lilacs are a bit twee); it’s just that both the inspiration and the customer for this collection ensure that the clothes are going to be less-than-scintillating.

Oh wait. There is one thing we hate: those ridiculous open-toed boots. It’s kind of comforting that even oil sheik’s wives and European royalty occasionally succumb to trendy fashion disasters.

 

 

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  • Anonymous

    Dang. The only thing I like is the “twee” yellow. Good thing I’m not “old money” or a billionaire.

  • Anonymous

    Meh. Meh meh meh. Except the black and white maillot. That is GORGEOUS!

    • http://twitter.com/erincropper Erin Cropper

      Totally agree – that was the ONE thing I responded to!

    • TomTom

      It really is gorgeous! A bit on the cruella de’vil side, but that’s forgivable.

      • Mac

        That’s the one piece I like too!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RK5MAF2VNT32ULNYFIXDANTEC4 Terence

    Bathingsuit five down right looks great. Leggings with open toed shoes struck me as very Indian, which I guess was the point.

    And the guys look good in those clothes because they’d probably look good in anything…especially five down center. *sigh

  • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Beth

    Does look #11 (with the hat, the stripes, and the pussy bow) remind anyone else of Jerrell Scott’s PR “Olympic” look, or is it just me? I like the white tunic with the red floral detailing, but the rest is sort of a yawn. The 2nd to last look almost resembles Marchesa. Almost. I hope I never have to say that again.

    • Kim

      that’s the one I like the best, for some reason. at least it has a sense of fun.

      • Kim

        I meant the menswear ish hat and stripes look, not the Marchesa-esque one.

  • Anonymous

    That black & white color blocked swimsuit (2nd suit, the one in the row with 2 men) is the most fabulous swimsuit I’ve seen in years.

    I like the stripey pants with the stripey pussy bow.

  • Anonymous

    That black & white color blocked swimsuit (2nd suit, the one in the row with 2 men) is the most fabulous swimsuit I’ve seen in years.

    I like the stripey pants with the stripey pussy bow.

    • Crowgirl1

      I liked that at first glance too, but is she wearing two pairs of pants? And if she isn’t, why would anyone want to look as if they were?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=37300827 Johnny Heffernan

    I actually love the open-toed boots. They have a kind of nomadic feeling or something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=37300827 Johnny Heffernan

    I actually love the open-toed boots. They have a kind of nomadic feeling or something.

  • Isabella

    Is it just me, or are the shoes Uncle Karl sends down the runway always a bit fugly? I don’t understand, because the ones sold in store are consistently gorgeous.

  • Long Island

    Joan Crawford called and she wants her turban back.

    • Anonymous

      Hadji also called, but he wants his whole outfit back…

  • marlie

    Those boots are HIDDY. They kept distracting me from being able to really see the clothes. And the first thing that came to mind with the yellows and lavender was “MEH.”

  • ailsieengland

    Quite boring, with a smidgen of frumpy, although i love the black and white swimsuit. A few things are cute. And you’re right, those flip-flop/boot type things are HIDeous.

    What a great place for the show though! Looks like a beautiful setting.

  • TomTom

    I do like the way a lot of the evening wear moved, though. The pleats aren’t necessarily my style, but they did look great on the runway. The boots are ridiculous. Karl’s footwear has been bleh to me as of late.

  • Sara L.

    Another order for that black and white swimsuit, please! I like most of the black and white stuff, actually. And I like the sandals a lot too, just not the boots masquerading as sandals.

    the rest is frumpalicious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    The open toed boots were ridculous. Alas, it is resort Chanel, just what I expected it to be. Don’t you think Coco would be yelling at Karl over those boots?

  • dark_blue_mania

    Expensive-looking and lovely, yes, but most everything is very wearable. This could be a RTW collection.

  • halley

    I love the b&w blocked bathing suit.

  • Anonymous

    With the exception of the bathing suits, the clothing looks more appropriate for Sunday morning church. Resort wear??

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the most boring Chanel collection ever. I’m kinda stunned by how dull it is. And half the clothes don’t look like they fit whoever’s wearing them. I had the same response as Gorgeous: the b&w bathing suit’s the only thing worth a second look.

    And then there’re the “Chanel Thongboots: Making your legs look fat and stupid since 2011!”

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • Crowgirl1

    They are somehow matronly and twee simultaneously. First b&w swimsuit is cute, but that’s about it. Those boots are just silly.

  • SFchick

    Uncle Karl’s muse (Baptiste) looks like a freaking idiot.

  • SFchick

    Uncle Karl’s muse (Baptiste) looks like a freaking idiot.

  • SFchick

    Uncle Karl’s muse (Baptiste) looks like a freaking idiot.

  • Anonymous

    The third ensemble seems like it belongs in the kind of weird dream I have after eating too much cheese at dinner…How freaky! I dreamed I was in this conservative Chanel suit, and it was the color of those purple spiced jellybeans they sell for Easter, but my toes were really cold, and then I looked down and saw…., etc. :D

  • Anonymous

    The third ensemble seems like it belongs in the kind of weird dream I have after eating too much cheese at dinner…How freaky! I dreamed I was in this conservative Chanel suit, and it was the color of those purple spiced jellybeans they sell for Easter, but my toes were really cold, and then I looked down and saw…., etc. :D

  • Anonymous

    The third ensemble seems like it belongs in the kind of weird dream I have after eating too much cheese at dinner…How freaky! I dreamed I was in this conservative Chanel suit, and it was the color of those purple spiced jellybeans they sell for Easter, but my toes were really cold, and then I looked down and saw…., etc. :D

  • Anonymous

    The third ensemble seems like it belongs in the kind of weird dream I have after eating too much cheese at dinner…How freaky! I dreamed I was in this conservative Chanel suit, and it was the color of those purple spiced jellybeans they sell for Easter, but my toes were really cold, and then I looked down and saw…., etc. :D

    • scottyf

      You owe me for the dry cleaning of my blazer, which now has coffee spew thanks to your comment.

      • Guest

        Scottyf, how about if I just buy you a brand new blazer? Or, you know what — I think YOU are one of the few men who could really pull off that last look in the collection above…let’s go shopping! We’ll take turns trying on the turban! ;)

  • Anonymous

    The third ensemble seems like it belongs in the kind of weird dream I have after eating too much cheese at dinner…How freaky! I dreamed I was in this conservative Chanel suit, and it was the color of those purple spiced jellybeans they sell for Easter, but my toes were really cold, and then I looked down and saw…., etc. :D

  • Anonymous

    The third ensemble seems like it belongs in the kind of weird dream I have after eating too much cheese at dinner…How freaky! I dreamed I was in this conservative Chanel suit, and it was the color of those purple spiced jellybeans they sell for Easter, but my toes were really cold, and then I looked down and saw…., etc. :D

  • Anonymous

    The third ensemble seems like it belongs in the kind of weird dream I have after eating too much cheese at dinner…How freaky! I dreamed I was in this conservative Chanel suit, and it was the color of those purple spiced jellybeans they sell for Easter, but my toes were really cold, and then I looked down and saw…., etc. :D

  • Anonymous

    The third ensemble seems like it belongs in the kind of weird dream I have after eating too much cheese at dinner…How freaky! I dreamed I was in this conservative Chanel suit, and it was the color of those purple spiced jellybeans they sell for Easter, but my toes were really cold, and then I looked down and saw…., etc. :D

  • Anonymous

    The third ensemble seems like it belongs in the kind of weird dream I have after eating too much cheese at dinner…How freaky! I dreamed I was in this conservative Chanel suit, and it was the color of those purple spiced jellybeans they sell for Easter, but my toes were really cold, and then I looked down and saw…., etc. :D

  • Anonymous

    The third ensemble seems like it belongs in the kind of weird dream I have after eating too much cheese at dinner…How freaky! I dreamed I was in this conservative Chanel suit, and it was the color of those purple spiced jellybeans they sell for Easter, but my toes were really cold, and then I looked down and saw…., etc. :D

  • Kimmeister

    I only love the first black and white swimsuit, and like the dress directly below it. As if open-toed boots aren’t bad enough in general, these ones have the nerve to be thongs too. Ick.

    The last guy with the turban looks like a grown up version of the little prince in Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom.

  • Kimmeister

    I only love the first black and white swimsuit, and like the dress directly below it. As if open-toed boots aren’t bad enough in general, these ones have the nerve to be thongs too. Ick.

    The last guy with the turban looks like a grown up version of the little prince in Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom.

  • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

    Heh. When I saw the yellow and lilac I thought “Does Lagerfeld design for St. John on the side?”

  • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

    Heh. When I saw the yellow and lilac I thought “Does Lagerfeld design for St. John on the side?”

  • Vaniljekjeks

    I really really hate open toe boots as well. I am an avid boot wearer, and all I can find at the shops right now are open toed boots. It makes no sense. It’s really upsetting.

    And a majority of these clothes I see being worn by 50+ women on yachts and fancy garden parties in parts of town I can’t even afford to walk in.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    I really really hate open toe boots as well. I am an avid boot wearer, and all I can find at the shops right now are open toed boots. It makes no sense. It’s really upsetting.

    And a majority of these clothes I see being worn by 50+ women on yachts and fancy garden parties in parts of town I can’t even afford to walk in.

  • Lala

    One thing you can’t accuse old Karl of is biting the hand that feeds…

  • Lala

    One thing you can’t accuse old Karl of is biting the hand that feeds…

  • Antaios

    I kind of like the graphic dresses, the jackets are surprisingly silly in a resort collection, the leggings are *ridiculous*, and the turban is psychotic.

  • Antaios

    I kind of like the graphic dresses, the jackets are surprisingly silly in a resort collection, the leggings are *ridiculous*, and the turban is psychotic.

  • Antaios

    I kind of like the graphic dresses, the jackets are surprisingly silly in a resort collection, the leggings are *ridiculous*, and the turban is psychotic.

  • Anonymous

    This is actually one of my least favorite collections I’ve ever seen coming from Chanel. It’s a bit too matronly and twee for most women. Now, the dude in the bejeweled turban, well, that’s the future of menswear, full stop.

  • dress_up_doll

    This is actually one of my least favorite collections I’ve ever seen coming from Chanel. It’s a bit too matronly and twee for most women. Now, the dude in the bejeweled turban, well, that’s the future of menswear, full stop.

    • sunny

      I loved the guy in the turban, too! 

  • MilaXX

    Pretty enough, nothing earth shattering. Boots are all kinds of wrong & ugly.

  • MilaXX

    Pretty enough, nothing earth shattering. Boots are all kinds of wrong & ugly.

  • Aly

    Honestly, I don’t even think a lot of this looks “rich”. The black and white color-blocked shirt and dress look like things my mother would pick up at a discount store.

  • Aly

    Honestly, I don’t even think a lot of this looks “rich”. The black and white color-blocked shirt and dress look like things my mother would pick up at a discount store.

  • Puggerpete

    Except for the guy in the dumbass rajah outfit it will probably sell as you stated to the niche customer he’s aimed it at.

  • Puggerpete

    Except for the guy in the dumbass rajah outfit it will probably sell as you stated to the niche customer he’s aimed it at.

  • Puggerpete

    Except for the guy in the dumbass rajah outfit it will probably sell as you stated to the niche customer he’s aimed it at.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

    I like the first bathing suit.. (the black and white one)..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

    I like the first bathing suit.. (the black and white one)..

  • Alexis

    Those first couple of suits look pretty heavy for resort wear.

  • Alexis

    Those first couple of suits look pretty heavy for resort wear.

  • Anonny

    Loving the bathing suits, however.

  • Anonny

    Loving the bathing suits, however.

  • Kaycee

    Nothing but the swimsuits even say resort to me. Strange collection.

  • Kaycee

    Nothing but the swimsuits even say resort to me. Strange collection.

  • jzzy55

    I liked some of the peasant influenced stuff toward the end, and the first black and white bathing suit is sharp. But the two piece Peeps colored outfits are YECCCHHH, and the rest is indeed boring.

  • jzzy55

    I liked some of the peasant influenced stuff toward the end, and the first black and white bathing suit is sharp. But the two piece Peeps colored outfits are YECCCHHH, and the rest is indeed boring.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shawna.ready shawna ready

    Those open toed boots are hideous but I love the first bathing suit.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shawna.ready shawna ready

    Those open toed boots are hideous but I love the first bathing suit.

  • http://profiles.google.com/susanvmayer Susan Mayer

    For some reason the open-toed boots are delightfully tacky. Kinda like Hooters.

  • http://profiles.google.com/susanvmayer Susan Mayer

    For some reason the open-toed boots are delightfully tacky. Kinda like Hooters.

  • Melissa Brogan

    I hate those flip-flip-boot hybrid things and the lilac/butter read like Grandma QEII. Which only works for her.

  • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

    I hate those flip-flip-boot hybrid things and the lilac/butter read like Grandma QEII. Which only works for her.

  • Terri

    Thong boots. THONG BOOTS!!! Seriously. Coco would not be amused.

  • Terri

    Thong boots. THONG BOOTS!!! Seriously. Coco would not be amused.

  • Michelle Shields

    I’m with you guys on those butt ugly boots, shoes or whatever you call them. Every this else is pretty but looks like stuff we’ve seen before.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

    I’m with you guys on those butt ugly boots, shoes or whatever you call them. Every this else is pretty but looks like stuff we’ve seen before.

  • Guest

    Like the black and white swimsuit. Actually most of the blacks and whites are okay. So I’m boring, shoot me.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    I like the black dress with the stained glass yoke and hem.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    I like the black dress with the stained glass yoke and hem.

  • Jrob

    Did Hotel du Blah Blah Beaucoup d’Argent underwrite the collection or what? They should be asking for their money back, vite.

  • Jrob

    Did Hotel du Blah Blah Beaucoup d’Argent underwrite the collection or what? They should be asking for their money back, vite.

  • reddragon

    Gotta agree with janetjb. Except that black and white swimsuit is amazing.

  • reddragon

    Gotta agree with janetjb. Except that black and white swimsuit is amazing.

  • Anonymous

    I like two of the embroidered looks, but not with those legging/boot things, whatever the hell they are. Otherwise, it looks like my niece’s Easter basket.

  • Zippypie

    I like two of the embroidered looks, but not with those legging/boot things, whatever the hell they are. Otherwise, it looks like my niece’s Easter basket.

  • sleepy

    Only thing missing are the Easter bonnets. I like the first black and white swimsuit, but the rest of the collection can just shown to old ladies who lunch.

  • sleepy

    Only thing missing are the Easter bonnets. I like the first black and white swimsuit, but the rest of the collection can just shown to old ladies who lunch.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I couldn’t agree more on the open-toed boots. If you live anywhere that boots are solely a fashion statement rather than the only shoe that doesn’t leave you with frostbite, YOU DON’T GET TO WEAR BOOTS! Boots are the only reward for enduring cold, snowy winters… you can’t have them! And when you live in that awful climate, you can’t wear open toed shoes or you will soon have no toes.

    Which means NO ONE can wear open-toed boots!

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I couldn’t agree more on the open-toed boots. If you live anywhere that boots are solely a fashion statement rather than the only shoe that doesn’t leave you with frostbite, YOU DON’T GET TO WEAR BOOTS! Boots are the only reward for enduring cold, snowy winters… you can’t have them! And when you live in that awful climate, you can’t wear open toed shoes or you will soon have no toes.

    Which means NO ONE can wear open-toed boots!

  • Anonymous

    What everyone else says, pretty much. Boots, swimsuit, navy(?) striped pants with the bow on the coordinating shirt.

  • formerlyAnon

    What everyone else says, pretty much. Boots, swimsuit, navy(?) striped pants with the bow on the coordinating shirt.

  • Lauren

    Loving the Man Turban.

  • Lauren

    Loving the Man Turban.

  • akprincess72

    I’ll take the white suit with the blue collar please!

  • akprincess72

    I’ll take the white suit with the blue collar please!

  • http://profiles.google.com/fortysecondscarf Devin Van Hine

    Those sandalboots are ridiculous. As in, they are things to be ridiculed. Seriously, WTF?

  • http://profiles.google.com/fortysecondscarf Devin Van Hine

    Those sandalboots are ridiculous. As in, they are things to be ridiculed. Seriously, WTF?

  • Kim

    that’s the one I like the best, for some reason. at least it has a sense of fun.

  • Kim

    I meant the menswear ish hat and stripes look, not the Marchesa-esque one.

  • Rachel B

    The boot/sandals/horrendous fuck-ups look like leg warmers attached to flip-flops.

  • Rachel B

    The boot/sandals/horrendous fuck-ups look like leg warmers attached to flip-flops.

  • Wannabe

    I think all the black and white stuff is lovely, actually. Were I someone who could vacation at Antibes regularly (I did drive through once, it is fantastic) I would definitely own several looks. Not the pastels, however, nor the illfitting ivories.

  • Wannabe

    I think all the black and white stuff is lovely, actually. Were I someone who could vacation at Antibes regularly (I did drive through once, it is fantastic) I would definitely own several looks. Not the pastels, however, nor the illfitting ivories.

  • http://www.deathbywhippedcream.com/ Addis R. Pérez

    My favorite look is the white dress (with skirt?) with red embroidery (last pic, 8 rows down). I myself don’t like the open-toed boots, but I think they look great matched with the outfits here. I would wear those lovely sandals, though.

  • Addis R. Pérez

    My favorite look is the white dress (with skirt?) with red embroidery (last pic, 8 rows down). I myself don’t like the open-toed boots, but I think they look great matched with the outfits here. I would wear those lovely sandals, though.

  • C.Jean

    Wow. Most of what’s not actually boring is kind of ugly or at least a bit “Huh?” I’d love to see some of the embroidery up close, but in terms of color and silhouette, there’s not a lot happening here. Love the audience at the runway show–all in black in Antibes!

  • C.Jean

    Wow. Most of what’s not actually boring is kind of ugly or at least a bit “Huh?” I’d love to see some of the embroidery up close, but in terms of color and silhouette, there’s not a lot happening here. Love the audience at the runway show–all in black in Antibes!

  • scottyf

    You owe me for the dry cleaning of my blazer, which now has coffee spew thanks to your comment.

  • Nancy lee

    I agree with one exception: if I am paying God-knows-how-much-money for a pair of white shorts, I want them lined. Impeccably.

  • Nancy lee

    I agree with one exception: if I am paying God-knows-how-much-money for a pair of white shorts, I want them lined. Impeccably.

  • suzq

    Those toeless things look more like spats to me. Lagerfeld is trying to bring back spats! Toeless spats!

    Hah!

  • suzq

    Those toeless things look more like spats to me. Lagerfeld is trying to bring back spats! Toeless spats!

    Hah!

    • Qitkat

      Esszackly; spats with flip-flops!

  • Anonymous

    Scottyf, how about if I just buy you a brand new blazer? Or, you know what — I think YOU are one of the few men who could really pull off that last look in the collection above…let’s go shopping! We’ll take turns trying on the turban! ;)

  • PatBiswanger

    I love a few things, but I can’t see the appeal of those boots. They look like you’re wearing pants under your dress, and they are so awkward-looking.

  • PatBiswanger

    I love a few things, but I can’t see the appeal of those boots. They look like you’re wearing pants under your dress, and they are so awkward-looking.

  • QitKat

    Esszackly; spats with flip-flops!

  • Qitkat

    Please tell me that’s not a jeweled RAT climbing up to the shoulder of turban guy!

    Rats in resort wear only belong in the fabled swimming pool of the infamous Rainmaker Hotel in Pago Pago [true story].

  • QitKat

    Please tell me that’s not a jeweled RAT climbing up to the shoulder of turban guy!

    Rats in resort wear only belong in the fabled swimming pool of the infamous Rainmaker Hotel in Pago Pago [true story].

  • KatietheLibrarian

    Um, isn’t resort wear for vacation? Why do half these models look like they are on their way to deliver PowerPoint presentations on the quarterly reports? flipcharts and leather portfolios would’ve been appropriate accessories.

  • KatietheLibrarian

    Um, isn’t resort wear for vacation? Why do half these models look like they are on their way to deliver PowerPoint presentations on the quarterly reports? flipcharts and leather portfolios would’ve been appropriate accessories.

  • KatietheLibrarian

    Um, isn’t resort wear for vacation? Why do half these models look like they are on their way to deliver PowerPoint presentations on the quarterly reports? flipcharts and leather portfolios would’ve been appropriate accessories.

  • Nique

    I think of poor Mondo whenever I read the words “resort wear” .. but in this case, Sunday Clothes describes about 50% of this collection… except for the boots… they make very little sense..

  • Nique

    I think of poor Mondo whenever I read the words “resort wear” .. but in this case, Sunday Clothes describes about 50% of this collection… except for the boots… they make very little sense..

  • http://twitter.com/Maharhar Mahar Mangahas

    I have a feeling it loses out in the lighting. These are clothes meant to be shot in bright, bright LOOK AT ME I AM RICH lights, not greyish pouty sunlight.

  • http://twitter.com/Maharhar Mahar Mangahas

    I have a feeling it loses out in the lighting. These are clothes meant to be shot in bright, bright LOOK AT ME I AM RICH lights, not greyish pouty sunlight.

  • sunny

    I loved the guy in the turban, too! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

     There are some outright ugly pieces here. If I had the funds, I would not be turning to Chanel resort to provide my wardrobe. Blergh. The only people who’d buy some of this would be the perennially tacky nouveaux riche who are genetically lacking in taste and sense and buy the most hideous things simply because of the chi-chi label attached.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

     There are some outright ugly pieces here. If I had the funds, I would not be turning to Chanel resort to provide my wardrobe. Blergh. The only people who’d buy some of this would be the perennially tacky nouveaux riche who are genetically lacking in taste and sense and buy the most hideous things simply because of the chi-chi label attached.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503819816 Crishna Simmons

    B&W swimming costume = yum. 
    Also like row 8 no 3 (white tunic with pink at the neck over skirt with pink at the hem) and, a bit less, middle suit in row 2 (pale blue collar),

    Didn’t January Jones or someone else blonde recently wear the middle one in row 7?  Black with jewelled arms?  And it looked a bit wonky on the shoulders?

    I am spending WAAAAAY too much time on this glorious website :)