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Coco Returns to Venice

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Following last year’s show in Miami, Karl Lagerfeld took Chanel’s 2010 Resort collection to the charming city of Venice—where the legendary Coco resided for ten years.  On Thursday night, a runway presentation took place on the Lido beach at the recently renovated Excelsior Hotel.  A magical display of striped Gondola tees and over-sized sailors’ uniforms mirrored nautically-inspired swimwear and classic Chanel tweed suiting separates. The looks were topped off with thirties-style bobs  and wide-brimmed hats. The Venetian Carnivale was also referenced with cloaks, Byzantine details like emblem-embellished prints and black sunglasses reminiscent of Carnivale masks.

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