20 December 2010


In the Chanel Paris Haute Couture F/W 10.11 show, eyes gave their attention to Shu Pei Qin, the epiphany of Karl Lagerfeld's masterful collection. Her face, veiled beneath softly swept hair, bringing outline to her crescent cheek bones and slightly compressed lips. Below the neck, one found a meridian of pearls and diamonds, set against a talented halter dress in eggshell white;  her wrist betrothed to gold lockets and flawless gemstones. At ground level, pearl lattices latched onto ankle boots draped with gold ruchings, which was no doubt a compliment to Chanel's beloved two-tone signature. Qin was an island amongst many, set apart for her beautiful symmetry and slender, a treasure exposed on the catwalk of catwalks; brought to stand before Haute Couture as the unassuming elegance of the Autumn/Winter season.