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Chez Karl

Paris…Chanel

In recent seasons Karl Lagerfeld has used grandiose props to emphasize the history and strength of the brand. This time out, girls exited from the door of the façade of the Chanel building at 31 Rue Cambon onto the runway “street”. Meanwhile “Our House” by Madness (yet another ’80s reference!) played in the background. The major silhouettes looked ladylike but young-at-heart. There were many suits with jackets that ranged from long and lean, to full and swingy or cropped into tiny boleros. When it came to fabric and color, Karl kept things on the light and frothy side. In addition to the traditional bouclé tweeds, there was a semi-sheer silver-pink lamé used for dresses that was a stand out.

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