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    With elongated silhouettes, skirts cut “a hand above the knee” and slender dresses slashed open or cut low at the back, Karl Lagerfeld dubbed the look “New Vintage” in a nod to the fashionista appetite for collector Chanel.

    Models walk the runway during the Chanel Haute-Couture show as part of Paris Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2012/13 at the Grand Palais on July 3, 2012 in Paris, France.

    Bohemian belles in feathers and sparkling faux-tweed glided past the white wicker tables of an old world spa as Chanel put its own spin on the vintage craze at the Paris haute couture shows on Tuesday.

    Chanel’s designer Karl Lagerfeld took over a disused wing of Paris’ Grand Palais exhibition hall — his venue of choice — with a decor of black-and-white sketched doors and a giant fresco meant to suggest a genteel thermal resort.

    British style icon Alexa Chung and top model Laetitia Casta were among the famous faces at the early morning show, with the director Sofia Coppola and the actress Diane Kruger due at a second seating.

    Bejewelled crochet snoods on their hair, Chanel’s women stepped out in daysuits of glittering faux tweed — virtuoso creations each some 3,000 hours in the making, crafted from wool, tulle and pearls.

    With elongated silhouettes, skirts cut “a hand above the knee” and slender dresses slashed open or cut low at the back, Lagerfeld dubbed the look “New Vintage” in a nod to the fashionista appetite for collector Chanel.

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    “My own suits from 30 years ago, you can buy them like vintage now,” the German designer told reporters after the show, white hair in his trademark ponytail, black suit and shades, and clutching his iPhone in one hand.

    “‘New Vintage’ is a proposition for something that could last — at least I hope so,” he said.Cheap Sexy Flower Lace Bodystocking “This is the same attitude, the same spirit, the same name, same concept — but something for our time.”

    “Vintage — but it’s not vintage yet. You can have it before it’s vintage!” quipped the spirited designer. “Plus, ‘New Vintage’ has a nice ring to it!”

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    So tomorrow’s collector, Tuesday’s show suggested, would pair his Chanel suits and gowns with glittery silver tights,Cheap Fashion Black Cross Striped Panty Hose metal-tipped heels, leather-like sheaths covering the wrist and cupping the hand by way of gloves.

    For the day, Lagerfeld played with shades of grey lifted by touches of pink “but never ’shocking’, I leave that to other houses”.

    Come cocktail time, his palette turned darker, introducing glossy blacks and flashes of mat silver, like on a metallic-looking gown with fuchsia pink highlights at the neck, waist and hem.Cheap Lovely Strawberry Costumes

    Wispy ostrich feathers adorned a sheer white blouse, tucked into wide-leg white pants, the feather embroidery repeated on a full length cape over a black-and-white dress.

    The skill of Chanel’s craft ateliers was on ample display in feather-light pastel evening gowns, embroidered with fluttering feathers, cupped flowers or in one case dozens of little rabbit-tail pom-poms.

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