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Karl Lagerfeld's art of the runway

Karl Lagerfeld placed a 265-tonne real iceberg from Sweden in the middle of the glass-domed Grand Palais, dressing models in fake fur trousers and yeti boots to prepare them for the coming ice age for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2010/11 women's ready-to-wear show.

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Karl Lagerfeld placed a 265-tonne real iceberg from Sweden in the middle of the glass-domed Grand Palais, dressing models in fake fur trousers and yeti boots to prepare them for the coming ice age for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2010/11 women's...more

Karl Lagerfeld placed a 265-tonne real iceberg from Sweden in the middle of the glass-domed Grand Palais, dressing models in fake fur trousers and yeti boots to prepare them for the coming ice age for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2010/11 women's ready-to-wear show. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Chanel drew inspiration from digital data centers for Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear.

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Chanel drew inspiration from digital data centers for Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Chanel drew inspiration from digital data centers for Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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A giant replica of the Eiffel Tower was erected for the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A giant replica of the Eiffel Tower was erected for the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A giant replica of the Eiffel Tower was erected for the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Models populated a life-size dollhouse for Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016.

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Models populated a life-size dollhouse for Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Models populated a life-size dollhouse for Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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As the United States thawed relations with Cuba, Lagerfeld sent models to Cuba. Here, Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen poses before the inter-seasonal Cruise show at the Paseo del Prado street in Havana, Cuba, May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

As the United States thawed relations with Cuba, Lagerfeld sent models to Cuba. Here, Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen poses before the inter-seasonal Cruise show at the Paseo del Prado street in Havana, Cuba, May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre...more

As the United States thawed relations with Cuba, Lagerfeld sent models to Cuba. Here, Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen poses before the inter-seasonal Cruise show at the Paseo del Prado street in Havana, Cuba, May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
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A giant rocket ship was the centerpiece of the interstellar-themed Fall/Winter 2017-2018 women's ready-to-wear collection.

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A giant rocket ship was the centerpiece of the interstellar-themed Fall/Winter 2017-2018 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A giant rocket ship was the centerpiece of the interstellar-themed Fall/Winter 2017-2018 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Life's a beach at the Spring/Summer 2019 women's ready-to-wear collection.

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Life's a beach at the Spring/Summer 2019 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Life's a beach at the Spring/Summer 2019 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Fashionably dressed models staged a street demonstration on Boulevard Chanel for the Spring/Summer 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection.

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Fashionably dressed models staged a street demonstration on Boulevard Chanel for the Spring/Summer 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Fashionably dressed models staged a street demonstration on Boulevard Chanel for the Spring/Summer 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Models browse the aisles at the Chanel Shopping Center for the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection.

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Models browse the aisles at the Chanel Shopping Center for the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Models browse the aisles at the Chanel Shopping Center for the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Chanel rolled the dice in a casino-themed Haute Couture Fall Winter 2015/2016 collection.

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Chanel rolled the dice in a casino-themed Haute Couture Fall Winter 2015/2016 collection. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Chanel rolled the dice in a casino-themed Haute Couture Fall Winter 2015/2016 collection. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Lagerfeld envisioned an apocalyptic future with a collection themed after volcanic landscapes at the Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear show.

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Lagerfeld envisioned an apocalyptic future with a collection themed after volcanic landscapes at the Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear show. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Lagerfeld envisioned an apocalyptic future with a collection themed after volcanic landscapes at the Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear show. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Models dined at Brasserie Gabrielle for the Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection.

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Models dined at Brasserie Gabrielle for the Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Models dined at Brasserie Gabrielle for the Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Chanel sends models into an enchanted forest for the Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 women's ready-to-wear collection.

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Chanel sends models into an enchanted forest for the Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Chanel sends models into an enchanted forest for the Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Chanel laid out a sumptuous banquet for the Metiers D'Art Show, December 6, 2011. 

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Chanel laid out a sumptuous banquet for the Metiers D'Art Show, December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Chanel laid out a sumptuous banquet for the Metiers D'Art Show, December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Models walk through a cafe in Saint Tropez on the French Riviera for the 2010-2011 Cruise collection.

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Models walk through a cafe in Saint Tropez on the French Riviera for the 2010-2011 Cruise collection. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Models walk through a cafe in Saint Tropez on the French Riviera for the 2010-2011 Cruise collection. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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Lagerfeld envisioned a futuristic metropolis and the bombed-out rubble left behind for Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013/2014.

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Lagerfeld envisioned a futuristic metropolis and the bombed-out rubble left behind for Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013/2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Lagerfeld envisioned a futuristic metropolis and the bombed-out rubble left behind for Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013/2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Chanel rules the world for the Fall-Winter 2013/2014 women's ready-to-wear collection.

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Chanel rules the world for the Fall-Winter 2013/2014 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Chanel rules the world for the Fall-Winter 2013/2014 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The Paris Cosmopolite was the theme at the Metiers D'Art Show, December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

The Paris Cosmopolite was the theme at the Metiers D'Art Show, December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

The Paris Cosmopolite was the theme at the Metiers D'Art Show, December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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At the height of the global economic crisis, Karl Lagerfeld designed a grandiose carousel for Fall/Winter 2008/09 women's ready-to-wear.

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At the height of the global economic crisis, Karl Lagerfeld designed a grandiose carousel for Fall/Winter 2008/09 women's ready-to-wear. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

At the height of the global economic crisis, Karl Lagerfeld designed a grandiose carousel for Fall/Winter 2008/09 women's ready-to-wear. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Models wait for take off at Chanel Airport for Spring/Summer 2016 women's ready-to-wear.

REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Models wait for take off at Chanel Airport for Spring/Summer 2016 women's ready-to-wear. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Models wait for take off at Chanel Airport for Spring/Summer 2016 women's ready-to-wear. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Lagerfeld evoked the streets of Paris, with its green book stalls and stone facades, for his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018/2019 collection.

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Lagerfeld evoked the streets of Paris, with its green book stalls and stone facades, for his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018/2019 collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Lagerfeld evoked the streets of Paris, with its green book stalls and stone facades, for his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018/2019 collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Models ride the Paris metro at night for Chanel's "Metiers d'art show" in Rome, Italy, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Models ride the Paris metro at night for Chanel's "Metiers d'art show" in Rome, Italy, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Models ride the Paris metro at night for Chanel's "Metiers d'art show" in Rome, Italy, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Chanel honors its atelier workers during the Haute Couture Fall Winter 2016/2017 show.

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Chanel honors its atelier workers during the Haute Couture Fall Winter 2016/2017 show. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Chanel honors its atelier workers during the Haute Couture Fall Winter 2016/2017 show. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A mighty lion, with a pearl under its paw, rules the runway at the Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2010-2011 show.

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A mighty lion, with a pearl under its paw, rules the runway at the Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2010-2011 show. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A mighty lion, with a pearl under its paw, rules the runway at the Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2010-2011 show. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Models chase waterfalls at the Spring/Summer 2018 women's ready-to-wear collection.

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Models chase waterfalls at the Spring/Summer 2018 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Models chase waterfalls at the Spring/Summer 2018 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Models walk amongst the columns and ruins of Ancient Greece for the 2017/2018 Cruise collection.

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Models walk amongst the columns and ruins of Ancient Greece for the 2017/2018 Cruise collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Models walk amongst the columns and ruins of Ancient Greece for the 2017/2018 Cruise collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Models laze by the pool at the Villa Chanel for the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019 collection.

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Models laze by the pool at the Villa Chanel for the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019 collection. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Models laze by the pool at the Villa Chanel for the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019 collection. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Architect Zaha Hadid designed a magical underwater world with corals and shells for the Spring/Summer 2012 women's ready-to-wear collection.

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Architect Zaha Hadid designed a magical underwater world with corals and shells for the Spring/Summer 2012 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Architect Zaha Hadid designed a magical underwater world with corals and shells for the Spring/Summer 2012 women's ready-to-wear collection. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Models walk through an enchanted forest for Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013. 

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Models walk through an enchanted forest for Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Models walk through an enchanted forest for Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The runway was film noir meets apocalyptic sci-fi classic "Metropolis" for Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2011/2012.

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The runway was film noir meets apocalyptic sci-fi classic "Metropolis" for Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2011/2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The runway was film noir meets apocalyptic sci-fi classic "Metropolis" for Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2011/2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Lagerfeld created a cut-out paper jungle for Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015.

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Lagerfeld created a cut-out paper jungle for Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Lagerfeld created a cut-out paper jungle for Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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The Cap d'Antibes on the French Riviera became the runway for the 2011-2012 Cruise collection.

REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The Cap d'Antibes on the French Riviera became the runway for the 2011-2012 Cruise collection. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The Cap d'Antibes on the French Riviera became the runway for the 2011-2012 Cruise collection. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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Lagerfeld erected a monument to the classic Chanel tweed jacket, cast in concrete, for the Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2008 collection.

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Lagerfeld erected a monument to the classic Chanel tweed jacket, cast in concrete, for the Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2008 collection. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Lagerfeld erected a monument to the classic Chanel tweed jacket, cast in concrete, for the Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2008 collection. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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The crystalline set mirrored the crystal-trimmed clothes at Fall/Winter 2012-2013 women's ready-to-wear.

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The crystalline set mirrored the crystal-trimmed clothes at Fall/Winter 2012-2013 women's ready-to-wear. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The crystalline set mirrored the crystal-trimmed clothes at Fall/Winter 2012-2013 women's ready-to-wear. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Chanel was ready for flight on a runway designed to look like a commercial space shuttle at Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012.

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Chanel was ready for flight on a runway designed to look like a commercial space shuttle at Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Chanel was ready for flight on a runway designed to look like a commercial space shuttle at Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Wind turbines towered over the models at the Spring/Summer 2013 women's ready-to-wear show.

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Wind turbines towered over the models at the Spring/Summer 2013 women's ready-to-wear show. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Wind turbines towered over the models at the Spring/Summer 2013 women's ready-to-wear show. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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