Chanel Spring 2013 Couture Front Row

Chanel Spring 2013 Couture Front RowA diverse coterie of starlets held court at the Chanel Spring 2013 Couture presentation at the Grand Palais in Paris, including Clémence Poésy, Diane Kruger, Hailee Steinfeld and Rita Ora who all donned their own interpretations of the designer.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Couture runway was a study in gothic-tinged enchantment, but his front-row pretties were less coordinated in their kaleidoscope of looks that showed the many sides of Chanel.

Clémence Posey: The French actress kept things sleek and simple, albeit a bit one-note, in her grey tartan wool coat from Pre-Fall 2013. A black and blue Chanel bag (and a bright red pout) spiced up this look.

Diane Kruger: The German actress is a fashion girl, so it follows that her Spring 2013 black-and-white bustier dress would be ripped straight from the runway. But rather than the funky choker necklace and silver platforms, she went for a French schoolgirl vibe with a beret, a Chanel cross-body bag, Brian Atwood ‘David’ black suede boots and a side braid.

Hailee Steinfeld: The teen star also took the Pre-Fall 2013 collection for a spin with her multicolour cardigan, edged up with a black leather skirt and black cap. With Chanel’s neon yellow resin ‘Boy’ bag, this look ended up being a strange conglomeration of trends; it’s a wonder the young actress didn’t finish it off with a more dynamic shoe.

Rita Ora: The singer played the ultimate lady in red (and white) with her Spring 2013 cropped-sleeve, leather jacket and matching lipstick. But when worn over a lackluster white dress that scraped the floor and with a pair of heavy Alexander Wang leather lace up boots, this sassy songstress’s look may have pushed the boundaries of good fashion into sloppy territory.

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Credit: Courtesy of Chanel

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15 Responses to Chanel Spring 2013 Couture Front Row

  1. CreoleLady January 23, 2013 at 18:54 #

    Hailee and Diane should have swapped outfits. That dress is too young for Diane and Hailee’s is too old.

  2. Nat39 January 23, 2013 at 18:06 #

    I can only give a pass to the 1st two. Hailee – too mature for her and way too try-hard, Rita – just bad and tasteless.

  3. Amy January 23, 2013 at 18:03 #

    Diane’s cutesy look is not my type but it works. Clemence is okay, the others are just bad. Hailee’s look is all over the place accessory-wise and well Rita is … Rita

  4. Katie January 23, 2013 at 11:45 #

    I don’t like any of them at all

  5. vicky January 23, 2013 at 10:09 #

    It’s like a montage of How to wear Chanel and How to not to wear Chanel, with the latter being the two pictures on the right.
    Hailee’s dressing like a 40 year old and Rita, well she just looks like a mess.
    Diane is pure perfection (as usual) and though Clémence is a tad dull with all black she gets a pass for her Parisian coolness.

  6. justme January 23, 2013 at 09:59 #

    That was a badly dressed front row.
    Rita and her roots will never work for me.

  7. manja January 23, 2013 at 08:27 #

    don’t like any of them

    • Quinn January 23, 2013 at 16:56 #

      same here

  8. T from Sydney January 23, 2013 at 08:02 #

    only Clémence and Daine look good the other two are a hot mess!

  9. Qian January 23, 2013 at 04:37 #

    um… … …
    i dunt know what could i say, a mess!
    Posy looks like just ate sb n shocked by the photo taken.
    Daine just quite boring, shes dress like that thousand times

  10. Rashmi January 23, 2013 at 04:28 #

    Oh how amazing does Diane and Hailee look!! Love the schoolgirl vibe on Diane and adore the entire mixing done by Hailee.

  11. EmmaWoodhouse January 23, 2013 at 03:29 #

    Diane wins for her confidence. Much as I love Hailee, the only thing I like about her look is the cardigan. Clemence looks a bit boring. Rita looks characteristically terrible.

    • Anne January 23, 2013 at 14:04 #


      Hailee is a too try-hard.

  12. dee January 23, 2013 at 03:04 #

    Diane looks the best.

    • Yeliz January 23, 2013 at 07:32 #


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