THE SHIRTDRESS SNAPS BACK

PARIS — The shirtdress has returned. But that’s just part of the news in the fresh, breezy and charming Chanel cruise collection Karl Lagerfeld showed in the City of Light last week, which will be available in New York next Wednesday. There were also tweed suits with long jackets in shiny fabrics worn with frilled blouses, racy HotPants and satin dresses in computerized flower prints. Here, the smashing men’s wear-style striped shirtdress, worn with a matching hat. For more, see page 14.