The Cat’s Meow

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From an accessories-laden fairground carousel at Chanel to an extraordinary stark-white tented environment at YSL, this season’s catwalks or fashion show venues, if you prefer, were as impressive as the collections they housed. Above: Alexander McQueen called his show ‘The girl who lived in a tree’. The set was inspired by environmental artist Christo.

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Chanel Karl Lagerfeld’s merry-go-round for Chanel under the domes of the Grand Palais, swapped the horses for handbags, camellias, tweed jackets and other Chanel icons.

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YSL White fabric was stretched taut between the floor and the domed ceiling of the Grand Palais, creating an intimate tented environment within the cavernous space.

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Vivienne Westwood chose the Salon Impérial within the Westin Hotel (previously the Intercontinental) a favourite of old-school couturiers.

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Hermès A 70-metre-long custom-made Persian carpet that ran the entire length of the runway and up the end wall was particularly notable.

~SLIDE SHOW~

 

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~ by eaesthete on 03/25/08.

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