After the faux-fur-on-ice (literally) escapades of Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection, it was hard to predict the direction in which Karl Lagerfeld would go for his next collection, Chanel Cruise 2011. Well, after the collection’s presentation in Saint-Tropez, we know that Kaiser Karl has his mind planted firmly in the Riviera of the 60s and 70s. Models arrived to the show by speedboat and Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Mick, graced the runways to give the show some retro cred (it also doesn’t hurt that Georgia May looks like Brigitte Bardot. Startlingly so.)

The clothes recreated the era fantastically, even though a few pieces would probably have best been left in the time period from whence they came. Most of them, however, were a welcome contrast to the version of the 60s that graced fall runways – tailored, traditional, neutral. The flowing, flowered caftans, jumpsuits and crocheted overlays had a distinct flower-child appeal, and they look utterly appropriate for the cruise crowd: airy, light and perfect for the deck of a yacht. If you like what you see, order early, though – the Kate Hudsons of the world will likely buy the entire collection out from under you.

All images courtesy of Style.com

  • Claire

    So glam! Really pretty.

  • I Tso

    The clothes look free flowing, I love it. The colors are great for summer.

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

    If only someone lent me their yacht and bank account, this would be perrrrrfect!! :)

  • daniela

    Not feeling the denim skirts. The rest is very nice as always.

  • Sofia Nolan

    almost everything here is outstanding!

  • 19yearslater

    My favorite is the colorblock dress.

  • Lynette

    I love it all. Need some retro outfits for us over 40. While we don’t want to look like we’re dressing too young for our age, the style brings back some favorite clothes and moment memories. I loved my fringed coat and moccasins. (FB)

  • gacats

    Am I the only person who is disappointed in this?
    Nothing is exciting here to me. (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    I just expect more from Chanel than a cardi over a denim skirt and no. 27 looks like she is off to karate class (beige belt). This collection just looks all over the place no real collective theme, one girl in a Pochahontas outfit, and others in mini dresses with jackets. ???

  • Valentina

    The sheer floral dress is beautiful. The one with pleats and pins in the top. Not really my style but I loved that one.

  • mbtshoes

    nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jordans Shoes

    Great Chanel Cruise 2011!!!

  • Jane

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  • wiper blades

    The one with pleats and pins in the top. Not really my style but I loved that one.http://www.ostarsoftwiper.com/

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  • kid

    Absolutely love it.

  • Jelita78

    ohhhhh i could only dream..
    everything just look sooo sweet and divine! (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    still in love, hippie is good. peace chanel. (ipad)

  • Janice

    Thanks for this elegant post. Seeing the pictures of the bags made me feel excited because I really want to have a hippie bag in collection. Readers will surely be in love with all of these products. Well, it is great to have earth-friendly at same time hippie bags because it will totally add up mood in your outlook.

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