Chanel’s cruise collection: highlights

Chanel Resort 2012 Fashion Show

Celebrities including Vanessa Paradis, Blake Lively, and Rachel Bilson looked on as Karl Lagerfeld showed his annual Croisière collection at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes on the French Riviera on May 9.

Chanel Cruise 2012 Loose fittings

Loose fittings

The Kaiser’s new clothes at Chanel’s Croisière showing.

Chanel Cruise 2012 Maharajah chic

Maharajah chic

Lagerfeld muse Baptiste Giabiconi gets to channel an Indian prince.

Chanel Cruise 2012 Beachy pearls

Beachy pearls

Matching their surroundings, this look’s embellishments almost look like small sea shells.

Chanel Cruise 2012 Dirndl dress

Dirndl dress

A simple yet elegant outfit, seemingly inspired by German traditional costumes.

Chanel Cruise 2012 Smoking swimsuits

Smoking swimsuits

Menswear-inspired beachwear, one of the eye-catchers of the show.

Chanel Cruise 2012 Sorbet shades

Sorbet shades

Rich and sunny colors give a fresh twist to Chanel’s classics.

Chanel Cruise 2012 Mini cape

Mini cape

New silhouettes and material mixes on latest it-model Daphne Groeneveld.

Chanel Cruise 2012 Timeless style

Timeless style

Lagerfeld shows that his creations look good on more mature women, such as Kristen McMenamy, too.

Chanel Cruise 2012 karl lagerfeld

All hail the Kaiser

Chanel head designer Karl Lagerfeld at the end of the show.

Chanel Resort 2012 FashionShow