Chanel's haute couture show borrows from modern architecture

'Le Corbusier goes to Versailles' is theme of Chanel's haute couture collection

Chanel's Paris haute couture show Tuesday drew from modern architecture, with much gilding on the lily, Suzy Menkes reported in Vogue. "It's like Baroque meets Le Corbusier," creative director Karl Lagerfeld said, and, indeed, the stated theme was "Le Corbusier goes to Versailles." Oval shapes abounded, and in what may have been a nod to modern sensibilities, the bridal gown that traditionally wraps up couture shows was shown on seven-months-pregnant model Ashleigh Good. [Vogue UK]

In keeping with the architectural theme, Lagerfeld even worked concrete into the goods. [WWD]

Stars including Jared Leto, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren and Chloe Grace Moretz attended Armani Prive's dramatic show. [Los Angeles Times]

Internet icon Grumpy Cat modeled an Anya Hindmarch smiley face bag for the August issue of Lucky. [Cut]

Britain's Prince George is on the August cover of Vanity Fair, along with his royal parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a charming and casual-seeming pose. [Vanity Fair]

Ellen DeGeneres has teamed with Chris Burch of C. Wonder and Marisa Gardini, former chief exec of Isaac Mizrahi, to develop a lifestyle brand that will feature fashion as well as items for the home and pets. The E.D. brand is to launch with a holiday gift collection in October or November. [WWD]

Bongo's fall ads are to feature Vanessa Hudgens in unretouched photos, to remind "that real beauty shines from within," the actress says. [WWD]

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