27 January 2009

JUST IN: Chanel Couture set revealed – plus model tumbles

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Wow, we've just left one of the most beautiful shows we've ever seen. Inspired by origami and pop-up comic books Karl Lagerfeld had strewn his Parisian Chanel couture set with flowers cut out of white paper. The models even wore hats created out of the paper flowers and the detail in the monochrome clothes mirrored that of the paper ornamentation. There are far too many things we loved about the show to narrow it down to just five so we're working on breaking it down right now – check back here later for more fashion analysis of the show plus Keira Knightley's reaction to her first fashion show – but for now reflect on this. One model took a tumble on the catwalk, before being helped up by a member of the front row. Oh, it takes us back to Milan fashion week when the models couldn't stop falling. Let's hope this week's couture doesn't go the same way...

PLUS check out the rest of our reports from the couture shows here. Christian Dior was timeless, Giorgio Armani Privé went all oriental, and Alexis Mabille had a floral moment.

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