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FRENCH RIVIERA UNVEILING OF CHANEL

  • by Corrie Shenigo
  • posted at 5:21 pm
  • May 10, 2011

Kristin McMenamy on Chanel's Croisiere Runway

Stunning silver-fox, Kristen McMenamy blazed the trail for bevy of Marlene Deitrich-inspired models at the unveiling of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Croisiere show at the Hotel du Cap in Cap d’Antibes, France.

The 46-year-old McMenamy and her fellow catwalkers donned a fabulous array of swimwear, day wear and evening gowns, most in black, white, black-and-white or a bold print, often accompanied by oversized pearls – all in all a collection celebrating the days of get-away glamour that inspired it.  Lean skirt suits came alive with bedazzled buttons, dresses were flowy and sumptuous.

“It’s about dressing down these very sumptuous looks, about easy elegance,” Lagerfeld told the Associated Press after the show. “This is about the women of Cannes, women who mix bathing suits with real pearls and diamonds. After all, you can’t wear fakes into the water.”

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The atmosphere was equally as glamorous as guests lounged on the patio, sipping champagne and nibbling almonds on the French Riviera, while the models sashayed about. Oh, to hob-nob with the jet-set!

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