Ancient? Extinct? I think not. At the helm of Chanel's own fashion empire, trend-setting Karl Lagerfeld has single-handedly resurrected Byzantium for his pre-fall 2011 "Métiers d’Art" collection. Directly citing Gabrielle Chanel and the Byzantine empress, Theodora, as inspirations, Lagerfeld has blended ancient beauty with modern style. From updates of classic Chanel tweeds to prominent gold detailing, Chanel's homage to a stylish empire remains unsurpassed.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Chanel.
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