Jewelled boucle wool trainers as worn with every look, anyone? Yes please. And how about crystal encrusted elbow and knee pads and even a bum bag to match? That’s what I call a new take on luxury accesories. While the economy remains unstable, the super-wealthy woman who invests in haute couture is undeterred by all accounts. »Couture clients are not that affected by the economic situation,’ Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of fashion, told Women’s Wear Daily last week, adding that there is growing interest in this, fashion’s most rarefied craft form. ‘It’s about understanding what’s behind the dress,’ Pavlovsky said. Crearly, couture is getting a new, young customer.
“I never want anyone to wear anything that they don’t want to wear but I think this is a very sophisticated way to dress,” declared Karl after the show, Ines de la Fressange, Anna Mouglalis, Livia Firth, Audrey Marnay, Olga Kurylenko, Lily Allen, Caroline Sieber, Caroline de Maigret and Tilda Swinton were there to congratulate him.