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{live from the runway} Chanel’s 2013 Cruise Collection

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The celebrated designer rolled out a baroque-tinged cruise collection on Monday at the seat of French opulence, Versailles Palace, with film stars and other celebrities such as actress Tilda Swinton and singer Vanessa Paradis in appearance.
“The palace is the perfect place for Chanel, you couldn’t imagine anything better,” said Paradis, who watched as models filed by with ruffled eighteenth century tulle sleeves.Model of the moment Cara Delavigne opened the show in a velvety, pale blue denim dress, with a crisp A-line skirt.
But the rest of show felt more like Chanel’s answer to a Baroque history lesson. Beauty spots, bottom-heavy skirts, and floral chokers infused spectators with feeling of Marie Antoinette’s heyday. Baroque-tinged wigs and ruffled, courtly hair bows in silk, meanwhile, added a splash of androgyny.
Added to the mix were silver chokers with roses, a look that recalled 18th-century trendsetter Madame de Pompadour, as captured by painter Jean-Honore Fragonard.
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