What price Armageddon? Probably a cool million or so, at least whenorchestrated for Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, whose highly stylized,bleak-chic set looked like the post-apocalyptic fallout wreaked upon thegorgeously surrealistic gray garden of rocks he planted for spring.Here, an endless stretch of barren planks embedded itself into a layerof dark gray ash, its flatness interrupted by ominous hunks of stone. Ifthe terrain required some tough negotiation by guests arriving at theGrand Palais, well, Karl likes them to live in the moment.

 

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