Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Freja is back and better than ever! She opened and closed Chanel's Haute Couture SS09 show today in Paris. Sashaying down the runway in a brilliant pantsuit, outrageous headpiece and very long train, she embodied the Chanel bride of today--understated femininity in a modernly sleek form.
While the look may appear simple at first glance, you must take a look at the detail. This is no ordinary bride as the delicate paper folds, roses and thorns will tell you. This is haute couture and it is exciting to see Freja make a return to this runway. Her last appearance came during the SS07 season where she made her first appearance as the Chanel bride.
Two appearances as the Chanel bride....does this bode well for Freja's immediate future? Could her small comeback mean that Karl is back in love with our androgynous catwalker, tattoos and all? I certainly hope so! Karl is known for having his "it" girls and moving on from them fairly quickly and permanently. But I really hope his decision to bring Freja back as the bride means that we'll be seeing her strutting on the NY, Milan and Paris catwalks in full force this upcoming FW season. And if she holds the opening and/or closing slots at any of Karl's shows, I hope this means another campaign under her belt.
Image Credits: coutorture, style.it, style.com