Karl Lagerfeld staged his latest Chanel Cruise show in Singapore earlier today, and while we weren’t able to witness the runway show first hand (sorry Karl, our invitation must have gotten lost in the mail), we were able to get a sneak peek at all of the decadent Far East action with the help of a few thoughtful catwalkers.
The Chanel crew arrived at the Southeast Asian island yesterday, kicking things off with the world premiere of Karl’s new period film, Once Upon a Time, with an exclusive screening party at the Raffles Hotel. Joined by over 100 stylish friends of the brand, catwalkers Cara Delevingne, Lindsey Wixson and Sara Blomqvist hinted at the Cruise show to come with a handful of Instagram pics featuring a few of their fellow runway stars. Posing on the arm of the Kaiser himself, Cara shared a teasing photo with the caption, “It’s Chanel time,” which was followed by a group shot of Sarah, Sigrid Agren, Mirte Maas, Jamie Bochert and Jacquelyn Jablonski. Add that to Lagerfeld’s Once Upon a Time model stars, Lindsey Wixson, Stella Tennant, Saskia de Brauw, Tallulah Harlech and Ashleigh Good, and already we had the entire Cruise lineup!
Of course, once the runway action had actually kicked off, that’s when the real fashion fun began. Taking place in a former colonial British army barracks, this season’s show was reportedly a much more intimate affair than that of season’s past— note the 2013 Versailles Resort show— albeit stunning nonetheless as evidenced by the models’ behind-the-scenes shots. Joan Smalls tweeted a photo of her look, a pair of matching print pants and off-the-shoulder short-sleeve top that resembled a luxe sweatsuit, along with a pile of dazzling Chanel baubles and a pair of nude pumps— we want it all! Sara also posted a pic of her coveted chain-link accessories to Instagram side-by-side with a oversized Chanel No. 5 fragrance bottle that is actually a bag. Tres chic no? While the first batch of runway photos reveal a palette limited to mostly black-and-white, it does appear as if there was at least some color present, coming in the form of bright, turquoise eyeliner.
And did we mention that a giant fish was involved? We’ll leave the photo to do the explaining for us. In the meantime, check out all of the model spoilers below and keep checking back for more Chanel news and runway updates!
“Cruise 2013/14 #CHANEL Show in #Singapore” ~ Joan Smalls
“Cricket time! @Chanel #Singapore” ~ Sara Blomqvist