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Front-Row Tweet: Chanel’s Barnstormer

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Karl Lagerfeld knows how to put on a show. This morning at Chanel, it was a real barnstormer in the Grand Palais, with a set inspired by Marie Antoinette’s peasant-y playground Le Petit Trianon, that featured a giant haystack and barn, of course branded with a huge Chanel logo. Taking it all in were Prince, Claudia Schiffer, and Clémence Poésy. The show began with a crowing rooster, and surprise guest Lily Allen and her band popped out of the floor to play her hit “Not Fair,” but perhaps not quite live. Heidi Mount was the first girl out. Though she didn’t read the set as the backyard of Versailles but rather her native Utah. Oh, and she got to hold a real live pig. There was holding and more when Freja Beha Erichsen and Lara Stone went for the proverbial roll in the hay with Lagerfeld darling Baptiste Giabiconi. No one was allowed to use their iPhones or BlackBerrys, so they had to save all their hoedown humor for later. UPDATE: We’ve got the whole show up. Click here to take in the countryside couture.

Photos: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

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  1. flightofthedreamer says:

    Is it just me or is the setting a little…out of charicter for KL?

  2. Nicole_Borjesen says:

    Omg, I was at invited for the first time to Chanels new collection. It was amazing and absolutely one of the best one i seen.
    The second best was Miss Westwood’s in London also i spotted new talents such as Simon Ekrelius and Bernard Chandran, both very doing very cool cuts and especially loved Ekrelius’ prints. I think this was the best fashion weeks ever. Maybe because of the new Decade. Love your site! – Nicole

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