Many question the relevancy of Haute Couture and the theatrics of Paris Couture Week. Does anyone spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a dress anymore? Apparently yes - although this audience is shrinking fast. In fact, Paris Couture Week has been shortened to three days in recent years. Regardless, the runways of Couture are pure theater and a delight to those of us who love fashion and design. Karl Lagerfeld, who's spring and fall runways are among the most dramatic, surprised this year with a subdued runway and a surprisingly wearable (relevantly speaking, of course) collection with denim as a foundation. In the collection the house's signature tweed jackets and skirts topped Lagerfeld's interpretation of the skinny jean - some with sequins and others with button detail at the ankle. Are wearability and "street" influenced clothes the evolution of couture? Karl Lagefeld seems to think so commenting, "Life is not a cocktail party," you know. Check out the full collection and a review on WWD.