A Luxury Wardrobe to Get You Through the Apocalypse

Karl Lagerfeld stages the Chanel fall 2011 collection on still-smoldering burnt earth.
Publish date:
March 25, 2011
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With all that talk about the Mayan calendar and the impending end of the world at some point in 2012, it was only a matter of time before the apocalypse made a cameo on the runway. Karl Lagerfeld, who has been staging elaborate sets for the Chanel collections for the past few seasons, went straight to the end of the world with a set that resembled a scorching earth after god-knows-what killed off all life in the planet except for these models in their darling mechanic jumpsuits.

This nubby tweed number is perfect for post-apocalyptic daytime tasks such as racing a motorcycle against a street gang of scrappy tweens out to avenge the death of Justin Bieber. The flat boots and fingerless gloves say "I didn't come here to make friends, I came here to survive."

If you need to go to the next town over for provisions, then this jumpsuit with comfortable wide legs is the perfect solution.The roomy cargo pockets allow you to bring your survival essentials; scavenged granola bars, a flask of something and a switchblade (hey, it's the apocalypse man!). And if someone has something snarky to say about your mid-heel pumps "not really" matching to the rest of your outfit then they can take it up with someone who gives a damn because newsflash! the world has ended and they are literally the only pair you own.

Once it starts getting cold you need to upgrade into something a little warmer, like this quilted number with a matching jacket. You won't give up coordination just because civilization has ended and the world has become a barren, unhospitable place.

There will still be parties and galas to attend after the end of the world as we know it, so make sure to procure an embellished jumpsuit for such occasions. In case of emergency the feather trim at the neck may also be used as currency as most birds probably died off from the fumes and blocked sunlight (which is why you're carrying your switchblade in the tiny white pouch).

And of course, a sexy zip-front, off-the-shoulder version for when it's your turn to repopulate the earth.