December 5, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld's first trip to Shanghai

Karl Lagerfeld makes his first trip to Shanghai for the Chanel's Paris-Shanghai M├ętiers d'Art Collection and film that debut in Shanghai Thursday night.

“It is about the idea of China, not the reality...It has the spirit of, and is inspired by, but is unrelated to China. It is not authentic like a Peking Opera or something,” - Lagerfeld.

That disclaimer of any connection to actual China and Shanghai allowed Lagerfeld creative and interpretive freedom with the film and the collection. More than 800 people attended the show, each climbing aboard Lagerfeld's floating fantasy via a bridge adorned with white, yellow and orange pansies.