The 1961 film “Last Year at Marienbad” provided the inspiration for Chanel Spring/Summer 2011. The garden and fountain which served as the runway for the show were inspired by the set of the film. Almost all of the dresses worn by the main actress were designed by Coco Chanel and Karl sought to update the classic drama and elegance of Coco’s designs bringing them into the 21st century with this collection calling it in his words “this year at marienbad”