Karl Lagerfeld has never been to India. ,"It’s much more inspiring not to go to places than to go," he said. What kind of british raj vibes, and colonial exploitation themes in Chanel’s 2012 Paris- Bombay collection. Even the use of the name Bombay, the anglicized version of Mumbai, invokes a time of British rule.
"It’s all about refinement. It’s the Paris version of the idea of India," explained Lagerfeld. Look at this modern day colonialism, here are the pretty parts served up in Paris, while we ignore problems that the raj left behind.
The clothes/ few desi models used look stunning, but look at where this collection is coming from, a place of ignorance, and a complete disregard for our history.