Karl Lagerfeld staged his Fall collection in a apocolyptic haze at The Grand Palais, in front of a backdrop painted with an eerie imaginary forest. Backstage Karl said “I wanted to recreate the atmosphere of a misty garden, after the French gardens from last season”. The models emerged from two white cubes monogrammed with a black Chanel Logo in a dazzling fog of light to swagger down a rustic wooden trail. Androgyny, the crossroads between masculine and feminine and the mix of genders, imposed an exciting new attitude for the house. The legendary Chanel jacket, beaded and embroidered, was worn with a men’s tuxedo jacket, or over a sporty reefer jacket. The mood of fatigue-style jumpsuits were upscaled, either by sequins, embroidered lace or a quilting, while the masculine pants were worn cuffed above a naked ankle or with loose socks, that looked like gaiters.