For Chanel Couture Spring 2013 creative director Karl Lagerfeld held the show in the Grand Palais in Paris, which was transformed to look like an overgrown forest. His inspiration?  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The models wore piles of falling chiffon leaves in their hair, their eyes encircled with dramatic feathered lashes. The dresses were theatrical and styled with the extra dollop of whimsy. Floral appliques and sixty’s inspired bold floral prints, Chantily and eyelash lace and intricate beadwork on the gowns juxtaposed with leather thigh high boots in black, gold lame and lace-like net showed the genius of Karl Lagerfeld.

For the finale Karl Lagerfeld showed his support for gay marriage and sent not one but two brides in identical feathered wedding dresses, hand in hand and their son down the runway.

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