Chanel's Paris - Moscow Pre-Fall ready-to-wear collection was designed by Chanels' couture ateliers. With a goal to show off the skills of the French embroiderers, goldsmiths,shoemakers, and milliners the house supports. Sasha Pivovarova is the face of the ad campaign, photographed by the designer himself, Karl Lagerfeld.
The collection being heavily inspired by imperial Russia and Russian folklore, included layers of chiffon, extravagant embellishments, sequins, and pearls. Heels were sculpted like upturned onion domes, and fur military hats were often seen. Badges, leather leggings along with glitter ones were also included in the collection. Models wore Byzantine empresses inspired head pieces which were simply lavishing and perfectly executed.
here's a video sample of the actual Chanel Paris-Moscow pre-fall 2009 collection: