Friday, December 18, 2009
Am I psychic? As you can see, timing on the Chanel Triton post was perfect; Chanel have just released a video, 'Vol de Jour' (Flight Days), directed by Karl Lagerfeld himself, using the custom machine, with 'actors' Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini cast as shoppers-in-a-hurry. Our heroes steal the Triton, carrying their helmets on their elbows (and what message are we sending here? I know, all that hair cost a lot of money...). Curiously, they abandon the ultra-cool motorcycle outside a Chanel boutique, in order to stuff their logo bags into a microcar driven by an associate. Plot? No, but clarity isn't the point, breathless shopping is the point! And Lara Stone's legs; astounding.
I'm happy to see the motorcycle being used, and the filmmaker does halt a moment to give us an extended glance at the machine.