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PARIS — Karl Lagerfeld continued his winning streak this season with a stunning Chanel spring couture collection, which blended embellishment with restraint and relied largely on a black-and-white palette. And the dualities didn’t end...

PARIS — Karl Lagerfeld continued his winning streak this season with a stunning Chanel spring couture collection, which blended embellishment with restraint and relied largely on a black-and-white palette. And the dualities didn’t end there: beautifully ornamented blouses were shown over straight, simple skirts, or a frothy jacket over a strict black evening column. Here, his straightforward jacket, shown with an artfully gathered skirt, and a froth of chiffon at the neck. For more Paris action, see today’s top stories High Contrast and Hollywood Dazzle and Bohemian Charm.

This story first appeared in the January 21, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.