Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Arctic Couture?

Thel Runway = AMAZING!

The opening look at the 2010 Chanel F/W Fashion show

Karl Lagerfeld put his Chanel models on a faux glacier with faux-fur looks to match. He was inspired by the Ice Hotel in Sweden, which he has never visited and doesn't seem to want to lol The models marched around enormous real icebergs, which were made to look like they sat in a blue sea. The runway was actually a shallow puddle, and models stomped through it, wetting the hems of their pants and the fur on their boots. LOVESIT!

Here are some facts about the iceberg from the show:

1. It weighed 265 tons and stood 28 feet high.
2. It was imported from northern Sweden just for the show.
3. It was composed of snow and ice, a combination that is apparently called "snice" in Chanel Land. And you thought snowicane was bad!

4. The Grand Palais where the show took place was kept at four degrees below Celsius (about 28 Fahrenheit) to keep the ice piece — possibly attendees — from melting.
5. The 'berg was carved by 35 ice sculptors from around the world in six days.

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