After reading the glowing reviews for yesterday's Chanel show at the Grand Palais I had to see the video - images of the collection alone could not possibly do it justice. The set was inspired by Last Year at Marienbad, a hallucinatory avant-garde early sixties film, and featured a monochrome ornamental garden with fountains, which mirrored one of the film's most famous scenes (below). Interestingly Coco Chanel herself designed star Delphine Seyrig's clothes for the film. 80 models walked to the music of a full 80-piece orchestra wearing shades of pale pink, sky blue, peach, gold and silver tones and a lot of black because, as Lagerfeld told The New York Times, “I really don’t think women want to go around looking like a Saint Laurent shopping bag." Indeed! The show is beautiful - you can view it above or here.