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Chanel in Paris: Lagerfeld revisits Coco

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Staging a show which was titled Front Row Only with the theme itself being catwalk show is both meta and standard for the German-born designer, who likes to fool around with fashion and its tropes. This season, his Chanel extravaganza was more in the concept than the execution. Gone were the fancy sets (see the supermarkets and brasseries of catwalks past) and instead he constructed a fancy fashion salon with cream walls, carpets and giant mirrors. It was a salon presentation on steroids. A mashup between the brand’s Coco Chanel heritage with Lagerfield’s pop-art spin on it.

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