When Karl Lagerfeld throws a soiree in Saint Tropez, you can guarantee a display of Chanelegance from stylish types like Vanessa Paradis and Caroline Sieber (to name but a few). What you don’t expect is to see Karl and chums engaging in a spot of bowling. But wait, we’re not talking Fred-Flintstone-style bowling, this is the ever-so-chic game of pétanque boules, played with metal balls engraved with the double C, no less. So before watching La Lagerfeld’s film 'Remember Now', the fash pack, including Grazia’s very own Paula Reed, grabbed a glass of wine and hit the gravel, but what did they wear? Here’s what:
When you’re Karl’s muse and the fabulous new face of Coco Cocoon — not to mention Johnny Depp’s missus — there’s really no need to go all-out-glam to prove your fash cred. So we weren’t surprised to see Vanessa Paradis rocking up with her usual flair of casual chic, courtesy of her non-fuss outfit consisting of a ruffled white blouse, grey jeans and a red leather jacket for a dose of drama. Nice touch. Meanwhile, our beloved Georgia May Jagger (or GMJ as we’ve fondly come to call her) looked super nonchalant in her easy-breezy polka dot shirt and shorts combo. What would the glam Mummy Hall have to say hmm?
Also looking relaxed and carefree, Diane Kruger and Karolina Kurkova got into their warm-weather wardrobes with Panama-style hats. Doesn’t Diane look adorable in her voluminous tweed skirt from Chanel’s SS10 collection? And that loose plait tied with a ribbon is super cute, not to mention her Red Riding Hood-esque basket. If this is D.Krug in casual mode, we can’t wait to see what beauties she’ll be pulling out for the red carpet once Cannes kicks off tomorrow. Mega model Karolina went for a more androgynous approach and looked ready to play a few rounds in this black playsuit and simple pumps – an ensemble that's worlds away from the teeny weeny dresses and flamboyant furs she flaunts in Karl’s film.
Bringing some sleek sophistication to the shenanigans was super-stylist Caroline Sieber who looked downright marvellous in a lacy LBD under a classic white Chanel jacket (loving the texture clash). And adding more monochrome to the preened posse was Leigh Lezark, another star of ‘Remember Now’. The uber-cool model chose some chilled Hudson jeggings, a white tee and cute cropped jacket, because who needs colour, right? It’s a fine example of easy chic if ever we saw one! Oh, if only we could be in Uncle K’s crew...
P.S Don’t forget to check back for more Chanel action direct from Saint Tropez, and stay tuned to our Twitter page as Karl’s gang prepares for the Chanel Cruise 2011 show. Excitement!
by Jessica Vince