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PARIS — Delicate, charming, a little frothy — Karl Lagerfeld’s spring couture collection for Chanel was all that and more. It also, of course, marked his 20th anniversary with the house, which isn’t something that this protean...

PARIS — Delicate, charming, a little frothy — Karl Lagerfeld’s spring couture collection for Chanel was all that and more. It also, of course, marked his 20th anniversary with the house, which isn’t something that this protean man would prefer to emphasize. Nevertheless, Lagerfeld celebrated the milestone in style, with narrow little coats, airy dresses and stunning tweeds, which were torn, then sewn onto tulle. Here, a tweed number. For more on the season, see pages 4 to 7. For more on Lagerfeld, see pages 8 to 10.

This story first appeared in the January 22, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.