The bride who turned at the end of your round, wearing a glittering swimsuit and a long veil. And that had to mean a lot on Tuesday, as the Chanel Show at the Grand Palais towards the end. The climax of the Haute Couture week – he was also a Wake-up call for a sleepy scene.

Alfons Kaiser

editor responsible for the Department “Germany and the world,” and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin.

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First of all, this bride-to-be is of course a joke. Karl Lagerfeld caricatured the unwritten law of the high art of tailoring, to send as a final draft of a collection of a wedding dress on the catwalk. Too many fashion designers believe, at the end all show, what you can or not. Often dolled up, pretentious, embarrassing. Because as you can see: You can do such a task with ease, even charming.

But in each of the fun is also Serious. Therefore, Vittoria Ceretti, the scantily clad Model was dressed, of course, suitable. This is because, unlike the Prêt-à-porter, this is his time to half a year in advance (soon to be the autumn-Winter-collections), taking care of the Haute Couture in the upcoming seasons, so the spring and summer.

Therefore, the Lagerfeld created a topic, Riviera: The Grand Palace, a Villa, a Pool, orange trees, palm trees, cypresses. And therefore a lot of light dresses and a bride in a bathing suit. Even the weather God was: it was snowing Outside, inside the summer reigned, even if the Models with the red nose and ran through the cold glass of the Palace.

Like any good joke, this has on its Creator. Because the bride was the last message of this Show because Karl Lagerfeld appeared at the end. Due to a cold he had been short-hand at home. Hundreds of employees had brought to the collection that took the fashion makers of the day before, so on the stage. In front of the viewers, the bride-to-be with Virginie Viard joined, for decades Head of the Atelier on the Rue Cambon, a type of seam between the fashion designer and the seamstresses.

The Regret for the absent Designer. Even greater than just the talk about whether Lagerfeld, could stop for a whopping 54 years ago for Fendi, and has been for 36 years for Chanel to the direction intended, perhaps not quite. He had to leave but just with the bride of his message: My fashion looks more modern than what is seen in the Haute Couture.

As old-fashioned Couture.

That would be the real debate, not the one in Paris, but in front of a loud talk. How old-fashioned can actually be the Couture? Is in the expensive tailoring of a dress easily 100,000 euros can cost, the Trend is an unsolicited guest, just because many clients are older? Would not allow the chamber of Fashion quickly, more and more young designers? Should the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode under CEO Pascal Morand and President, Ralph Toledano – plagues, the managing Director of the brand Victoria Beckham, of course, many other Concerns – not slowly, something New to think about?