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NATTY NEWS: Chewbacca by Chanel

Dear Karl -
I realize that Chanel has long ago established itself as a tenured fashion house.  It's true that you are capable of making ordinary and sometimes quirky designs appear covetable, simply by stamping on that uber recognizable double C logo.  But this season, you have officially taken that freedom just a little too fur ... I mean far.  
In your recent ad campaign for Chanel, you showcase what I affectionately call, "The Abominable Snowman Collection" on supermodels Freja Beha and Abby Lee.  The poor girls are photographed on NYC fire escapes, wearing some of the world's fugliest furry footwear on planet earth.  What I want to know, Karl, is for the love of Fashion, WHY?!?
In case you're still operating under the delusion that it is in-fact a brilliant concept to sell yeti-inspired fashion, let me help you out:

a) This collection isn't even fur, it's long, synthetic, hair-like material.  I mean, you could braid that stuff. I imagine stray cats springing from garbage cans to rub up against girl's legs -- licking the boots with their little sticky tongues...yuck.

b) Nobody wants to look like Chewbacca.  Ever.

c) A leg full of matted fur will not look good on anyone - not Freja, Abby, Kate or any other gorgeous model you convince to wear your embarrassing creations.  And if it don't look good on them, it sure as heck ain't gonna work on anyone else.  Like I said, NOBODY wants to look like Chewbacca. Ever.

d) And finally - do you not remember a few years ago when long haired moon boots almost EXACTLY like these flooded the market in an attempt to compete with Uggs?  They never took off because while Uggs are functional, these are just frightening.  So - not only is this hideous hair clog a mistake, but it's redundant.  Which means that you don't even get points for innovation, boo.

And don't even get me started on the men's head-to-toe ape suit, that's just a joke.  In fact - is the whole thing just an "screw you" to retail consumerism? Showing us all that you really can do whatever you darn well please and get away with it?  If so - you've got us laughing.  I'm just not so sure that we're laughing with you...


PS - For anyone who is drinking the Karl-ade and wants to get in on the look for less - just check out this budget version for the low, low price of $10.95;  plus your dignity.


  1. maybe when they don't sell any of them they can donate them to Disneyland so they can re-outfit the Snowmen on the Matterhorn?

  2. hahaha great post! I love it... and I completely agree with every point made. Although I love Chanel, this is just terrible!

  3. I'm so glad you're not a comformist... I feel the same way about UGGs. I just won't do it. I don't care who's name is on it. It's UGGGLY...if only Coco were here.