Fashion Inspiration: Chanel Resort Line, Pre-Fall 2010

I am in love with Chanel's pre-fall 2011 Resort line, themed "Paris-Byzance" after the Empress Theodora of Byzantium. She began her life as a circus artist, but quickly rose to become empress, commanding the fashions of the empire. Theodora's meteoric rise, although in the 5th century, is not unlike that of Coco Chanel's in the 1920s. Anyway, I just can't get over the opulence of this collection -and this dress, pictured above, is definitely an all-time favorite. Delicate and sheer with metallics woven directly into the fabric, this dress is sensual yet channels the power of Empress Theodora. LOVE.

Check out the whole resort, pre-fall 2011 line: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2011PF-CHANEL

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