This was one gorgeous cruise show, not just for the breezy dresses and chic swimsuits, but for the setting: Cap d'Antibes in the south of France at sunset. Attendees included Karl Lagerfeld's muses: Rachel Bilson, Blake Lively, Vanessa Paradis, and Alexa Chung, all decked in Chanel, lined the seaside runway outside the Hotel du Cap. The clothes emulated the classic Chanel woman who hits the beach — sleek black swimsuits were paired with pearls and boucle jackets; elegant dresses were styled over breezy pants. File under real beauty knows no age: a 46-year old Kristen McMenamy, a favorite model of Lagerfeld, strolling the runway in a black and white swimsuit and long robe, silver hair glinting. Click our slideshow to see all the looks from Chanel Croiserie.
>> INSIDER WIRE — Despite all the cutbacks and paredowns, Chanel is still going ahead with that Cruise show in Venice that has been rumored since last June. Now, we'll just have to wait and see if the collection, which debuts next month, is accompanied by a spectacle to rival last year's in Miami. [FWD]
The newly renovated Chanel boutique in Beverly Hills is finally open again!
To celebrate, Karl Lagerfeld designed two signature LA looks and a bevy of accessories as part of the Chanel 2007 Cruise collection, all of which are only available at the Beverly Hills Chanel.
The exclusive pieces include the LA version of the classic Chanel tweed jacket in blue and fuchsia, a pair of itty bitty denim shorts, an embroidered cinch belt, a sequin-covered coral terrycloth sweater, and an accompanying pair of micro-mini coral terrycloth shorts. As for accessories, the choice is yours: either fuchsia and blue tweed or coral satin shoulder bags, a special tote emblazoned with "Chanel LA" and even a coral terrycloth baseball cap, bearing that double-C logo we all know and love!
Prices for the range run from $350 for the cap to $6,420 for the tweed jacket. To check availability, head over to the Chanel boutique in Beverly Hills, or give them a call at 800.550.0005.
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Jessica Alba wants people to take her more seriously, and maybe this mature hairdo she wore to the Chanel Cruise runway show will help. It's sleeker than what she usually does, but I love the '40s-inspired pulled-back style.