Chanel shows Antoinette-inspired line

Chanel Resort 2013 Collection

Chanel showed off its latest Resort line in Paris yesterday.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld showed off his latest collection for the luxury label at the Château de Versailles in Paris last night.

The line was full of all the pomp and ceremony the German designer loves, although it included some surprisingly wearable pieces too.

“There was more than a touch of the Marie Antoinettes in the shinily, curlicued bouclé jackets and skirts, and the ruffled white lace tiers that ran petticoat like down the side of full skirts,” reports British newspaper The Telegraph.

The look was further hammered home with the use of wigs, although the huge, towering, numbers synonymous with the time were ditched. Instead, models wore short bobs in pastel shades of mauve, pink and orange.

Lengths were kept above the knee, so the women sported mini dresses in the tweed fabric Chanel is so known for.

For those not wanting to flash so much skin there were capri pants, paired with fitted, sleeveless, high-neck jackets or looser versions with three-quarter length sleeves.

Culottes were also a big look, while those looking for something with more edge could go for the tight trousers and leather biker jacket combination.

When it came to shoes it was all about elevation, with Lagerfeld opting for the built-up creeper footwear which has been such a hit this season.

The collection certainly seemed a hit with guests, among them Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Paradis and Alice Dellal.