Judging from Chanel's runway show this morning, we probably weren't the only ones that gave a really close reading to that New Yorker piece on the feminist origins of Wonder Woman from a few weeks ago. Ever the provocateur, creative director Karl Lagerfeld sent out an array of double-breasted blazers and full-leg trousers, complete with wide-lapel blouses, that evoked 1970s working woman vibes that were hewn very closely to the style of Gloria Steinem and the Ms. magazine era. The runway looks, in all their Technicolor splendor, eventually veered away into muted earth-toned suedes and Coco's signature black and white palette. Lagerfeld's opening sartorial sentiment was soon bolstered by a finale of models storming the runway armed with bullhorns and protests signs that read "History is Her Story," and "Boys should get pregnant too." Regardless of how disjointed Lagerfeld's message might've been— there were also signs that boasted "Tweed is better than Tweet"—the collection, which was strong as ever, definitely spoke for itself.
September 30, 2014