Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring Chanel Barnyard Spectacular

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The barnyard has had plenty of moments in fashion spreads, but far fewer on the runway. In the spirit of not being a snob, Karl Lagerfeld presented his spring 2010 collection for Chanel in a barnyard constructed in the Grand Palais. The barn, branded with a Chanel logo, was the label’s version of Marie Antoinette’s. Karl reminded critics this was merely a return to youth: “I spent part of my childhood on a farm,” he said. And now his favorite model, Baptiste Giabiconi, can say the same: He took three turns on the runway today, including one that resulted in a Chanel threesome in the hay. At the sound of a rooster’s crow, Heidi Mount opened and other girls followed by popping out of a haystack. During the show, Lily Allen, wearing the new collection, rose up through the hay on a wooden platform with her band and performed. Prince sat in the front row, motionless. See those and more highlights in the slideshow.

See the full Chanel spring 2010 collection.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring Chanel Barnyard Spectacular