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Karl Lagerfeld showed Chanel's couture on a faux-airplane.

When it comes to Chanel, no expense is spared, it would seem. Despite the ongoing effects of a sluggish economy, the French label sure doesn't display any restraint. Designer Karl Lagerfeld likes to frame his collections in luxurious surroundings, with not-so-subtle hints about his inspirations. If the clothing reflects an Eskimo-chic vibe, you can expect that he had actual glaciers flown in to litter the catwalk (yes, that actually happened). What if Karl is feeling a bit down this season? Expect a post-apocolyptic wastland, smoulder volcanic ash included. This season wasn't nearly as dramatic, but still had a whimsical premise: the retro stewardess of yore. Perhaps ABC's Pan Am should have hired Lagerfeld to consult, as his summer couture collection, crafted almost entirely of various shades of blue, was shown on a mock airplane cabin and featured models sporting smartly-tailored ensembles slilghtlly reminscent of fligh attenant attire.

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