28 (foot-tall 265-ton glacier)

Chanel Fall/Winter 2010 Show at Paris Fashion Week, icebergs, global warming, faux fur

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Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld -  Fall/Winter 2010 Show at Paris Fashion Week

“It took 35 ice sculptors, flown in from around the world, six days to carve the 28-foot-tall northern Swedish import into a tableau of floating ice caps on a glittering Arctic sea—in reality, a 5,300-square-meter box garnished with a thin layer of water.

“The Grand Palais itself was kept at subzero temperatures, all the more, perhaps, to make the litany of tweedy knits, shaggy fur trim (all faux), and knee-high yeti boots even more inviting.”

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