by Amanda Harlech .

Paris - 6th December 2011

Backstage tea party

Peter's massage parlour complete with Nirvana kohl eyeliner and Devali gold nail polish.

Production

Karl's Rolls

Yasmin - street shaman

My favourite hand painted dress

The sexy Sam de Niro

Karl and Virginie and the end of a beautiful show . The sublimation of the graceful sari, the crisp white Raj tailoring, embroideries transposed into cloth - great show played out to Michel Gaubert's sensuous mix of Beatles, Lynch and sitar - just brilliant.

Edie - Karl's muse of the moment

Chanel's show date for its metiers d'art spirit of India, Paris - Bombay.

The set at the Grand Palais is an elegant Moghul palace hung with chandeliers. A vast table piled with roses, tiers of fruits the colour of an 18c miniature, gilded glass and ropes of tuberoses. A silver train carrying decanters chugs around the perimeter of the table cloth. Karl has created his other world with genius set designer Stephen - alias Lulu.

2 comments

  1. alex.fury
    11:49 7 Dec 2011
    Oh my good Lord! This is incredible. Another world I'd love to live in, for sure.
  2. S
    11:59 7 Dec 2011
    Edie is great, love her blog AMA too

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