So when a post titled "bling is dead" arrived on the Telegraph widget today, and reading the description, I discovered the quote was from no one less than bling lord KARL LAGERFELD. I had a giggle to myself, much to the confusion of my mother, who was in the same room, and wondering what on earth it was that was making me laugh out loud during a particually sad scene in Hollyoaks (an english soap for all the lovely continental bloggers).
(picture source: google search for k lagerfeld)
However, contradicting Karl's usual fashion-foot-in-mouth media quotes, he has taken some rather insightful descisions related to the recent reccession. Karl has stipulated that to play his part in the economic crisis he shall 'spring clean' the chanel label. The chanel big-boy, and designer for Fendi and his own label 'Karl' confessed to the telegraph that:
"Bling is over. Red carpetry covered with rhine-stones is out. I call it 'the new modesty'.",
Although he may be the worst example in all creation for accessory overload (not forgetting that Chanel's trademark pearls are incredibly expensive!), i'm suprised to admit that I kind of agree with what he had to say. Karl seems to believe that reccesion will be a 'good thing' for the fashion industry, which is true as it means only the most innovative and unique labels will triumph, forcing the more laid-back labels to improve thier own collections and re-invent brands in order to keep up sales. Which means the fashion community should look forward to bigger and better collections come A/W 09.
Well, I must say Karl, you've done me proud. And for that, i have compiled a Chanel-esque outfit just for you.
(black lbd, topshop, tights tesco, pearls various, belt, primark)
sorry for the bad quality- i will hopefully buy a better camera soon!
"I see it like a healthy thing, a horrible but healthy thing. It's a medical treatment of the world, I see it like this."
You can read the whole article here