Chanel Resort 2014

Spiral Jetty

Reviewing the Resort 13 collections this past weekend got me thinking… Where will Karl hold his Chanel R14 show?? He has done posh venues season after season – Versailles, Du Cap, St.Tropez, Venice, Etc. – that I think next year it is time for Chanel to go rugged; moreover, hiking clothes may be the only market left for Mr.Lagerfeld to explore. The beautiful landmass pictured above (and below) is sculptor Robert Smithson’s most famous work, the Spiral Jetty. Located just off the coast of Utah in the Great Salt Lake, the Jetty was completed in 1970 and has evolved overtime with the changing climate. It has seen every season and, at points, has been completely submerged under water due to the changing lake levels. Although the structure may be manmade, it has grown to look entirely organic in it’s environment. I find it to be one of the most beautiful sites in the world. Assuming the Jetty is dry and walkable next spring, I think it would make for the most spectacular runway.

Smithson and his wife put out the most amazing short film, appropriately entitled Spiral Jetty, which I saw last Fall and highly recommend. It documents how the Jetty was constructed and offers footage of the structure from each and every angle. I have yet to visit the land-art, but hope to one day walk it’s spiral.

Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty

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