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If anyone has ever told you that you can’t look cute in rainwear- send them this link.

Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a 30 feet high waterfall, complete with “caves” underneath where the models sauntered out from. The set was truly a wonder, but there was also a message: Chanel referred the set as an “ephemeral landscape,” hinting at the environmental issues facing our world.

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A couture show, like an art exhibition, is a display of aesthetic delights. The looks are about design, not wearability. But occasionally there are gems that can cross over into street wear, with a little adaptation. The hairstyle from Chanel’s recent couture show was just such a look. The combination of sleek roots and an oversized chignon made for a style that felt both retro and modern. The look, says stylist Sam McKnight, was inspire by a Picasso sculpture but it’s drawn comparisons to everything from a croissant to Princess Leia. Click the notes for wearable variations of this high-fashion look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →