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PARIS – Practical chic was the name of the game Tuesday at Chanel, which delivered classic suits embellished with snap-on cuffs and collars that can be removed to dress the looks down.The jackets — some cropped, some shimmering with intricate beadwork — were paired with short pencil skirts, A-line dresses, cuffed trousers and long, flowing chiffon skirts.
But the real stars of the show were the extravagant collars and cuffs. Made from accordion pleats, starchy lace, feathers and papery white flowers and adorned with contrasting black ribbons, they attached to the looks with a simple snap, said designer Karl Lagerfeld.
"It's a kind of new jewelry," he told The Associated Press in a post-show interview. "With one dress, you can have two lives, a business life and then you can add all those things" for a dressier look.
Removing them also cuts down on the need for — and cost of — dry-cleaning, he said.
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