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Chanel goes girly with pretty-in-pink walk in the park

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld dived into the brand’s archives for his most recent pretty-in-pink haute couture Paris show, giving its founder Coco Chanel’s classics an intensely girly twist.

Jan 28, 2018 | By LUXUO

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She’s been one of the most influential and important fashion designers in history, who was behind the development of women’s wardrobe such as sportswear and evening dresses, paving the way for fashion business to grow.

The idea of the little black dress with a V-slit designed by Coco Chanel set women free from their Edwardian corsets a century ago and recut men’s tweeds and trousers to modernise women’s fashion wear.

The recent haute couture shows held in Paris, are important to the French capital, involving famous dressmakers and award-winning designers in bringing out the very best of handmade dresses through fashion parades, with sometimes thousands of hours going into the craft and that would only strike a chord with the richest women on the planet.

The spectacular runway shows featured fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, 84, who is globally renowned for his aspirational and relevant approach to style and one whose name makes as many headlines as his clothes, took her classic silhouettes to the runway and turned the femininity dial up to sugar plum fairy.

There was nothing shabby about his uber-girly collection, however, which pushed pretty till it squeaked. Yet amid all the frills and feathers, the bride – the figure that traditionally closes Paris haute couture shows – wore trousers.

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