Chanel Endorses Gay Marriage
Karl Lagerfeld chose to close his coveted Chanel Couture show with a little nod to the alternative lifestyle in Paris yesterday. Two gorgeous models took to the runway hand-in-hand wearing white feathery dresses with tulle.
The all-white outfits had journalists crying: lesbian couture! And while I don't think that is a fitting description - because, ahem, what the heck is that supposed to mean? - I do love that the German-born designer used his annual show to create a faux-aisle for gay marriage; an issue that is highly controversial in France, not to mention everywhere else.
Interestingly enough, the debate also includes a clause allowing gay couples the right to adopt, and to this point, the AP reports that Lagerfeld disagrees, despite the fact that his own godson walked alongside the brides. I find that to be a shame for lots of reasons, but mostly because I would love to see a mini-Karl batting a hand fan one day.
Lagerfeld is hardly the first designer to marry fashion and politics: Vivienne Westwood often uses her runways to support civil rights and environmental causes. And why not? With all that press in tow, fashion week seems like an opportune time to be heard.
Have your say! Are you shocked to see a political statement during a fashion show?
By: Laura; Photo by Keystone Press.