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Karl Lagerfeld celebrates a century of Chanel

The Associated Press
Modified: March 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm •  Published: March 5, 2013

Models, including Stella Tennant, walked around the circular globe runway sporting stylish new winter concepts in tones of blue, gray purple pink and black.

Zippable leather leg sheaths — like leggings that start at the thigh and ends at the ankle — were warm but allowed thighs to be exposed. And coat silhouettes were cut away squarely in the middle of thighs so legs are visible even on those cold December days.

"It's romantic. I loved the coats," said actress Milla Jovovich, from the front row. "It's early 20th-century Coco, but he's made it uber-modern."

Chained black biker boots also made it fresh. Yet some great pink knitwear looks and revamped classic skirt-suits ensured the core clientele weren't left behind.

At a combined age of 180, it looks like there's no stopping either Lagerfeld or Chanel.

"Look," he said pointing at an empty part of the globe. "There is still space left."


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