RUFFLE AND READY

PARIS — There are many ways to deal with tradition, from outright satire to reverent homage. In the spring couture Karl Lagerfeld showed for Chanel on Tuesday, he elected to celebrate the house’s rich history, and the result was a beautiful collection that was cool, calm and collected — yet, as ever, something of a surprise. There was, for example, more than a touch of the Thirties, a heyday of Coco Chanel, in the long, languid looks for evening. Here, the stylish nouveau flamenco skirt. For more on the show, see pages 6 and 7.

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