Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Amazing Karl Lagerfeld!

I had the privilege of viewing Chanel's 2012- 2013 collection on film from Linlithgow Palace in Scotland.

I found myself holding my breath when the camera would come in for close ups on a model's wrist wrapped and cuffed in pearls, sparking beads, lace and chiffon. Embelishments at the throat, bodice and hips, billowing sheer white sleeves, mixed patterns in georgous wools appeared in jackets, skirts, vests, knickers, tights; and then...long, lush white gowns and matching coats, with trailing scarves.

How proud his models must have felt modeling some of the most beautiful clothes in the world at that
palace in Scotland!

One of the highlights in my modeling career occured when Neiman Marcus booked me for a Chole fashion show at the historic Majestic Theatre in Dallas. A circular stair way was installed on the stage and each model opened at the top and glided down the stairs to the stage floor - a very dramatic presentation. Mr. Lagerfeld stood just inside our entrance checking each of us for a stray thread or a missing belt and all the while he prepped each of my changes, he told me how lovely I looked and how beautifully I showed the garment. A wonderful gentleman, but I did not expect anything less. 

Everyone of the internationally noted designers I modeled for through out my career exhibited a warm, generous spirit. Professionals working with professionals coming together to create memorable events.