The best is yeti to come at Chanel
Chanel's autumn/winter Paris Fashion Week collection was a hairy affair. Karl Lagerfeld set out to make a serious point about the impact of climate change and the melting of the polar ice caps. He did this by filling the runway with real melting ice, which the poor models had to navigate around and, more impressively, fake fur. The clothes were made for the 'ready to wear' collection, but if Karl thinks we're ready to wear giant yeti trousers and coats, teamed with snow boots he's going to be sorely disappointed.
Speaking about using fake fur, Lagerfeld told The Telegraph, 'It’s so good now, technical advances are so perfect you can hardly tell fake fur from the real thing. Fake is not chic – we have got a new Chanel tweed to stop copies – but fake fur is. It’s not global warming, it’s global-cooling!'
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