For this show Mr Lagerfeld, who has been known to construct giant merry-go-rounds and huge Chanel jackets in the centre of his circular runways had a selection of towering 50 foot, steel grey tubular bells craned in to the Grand Palais in Paris.
The tubular theme was then reflected in the clothes, a masterclass in volume and cut, showcasing the considerable talents of Karl Lagerfeld and his skilled atalier. The message was clearly volume: oversized shoulders and hips; ultra cinched waists which created exaggerated silhouettes; tubular lines and cocoon shaped coats and dresses. The colour palatte was typically Chanel, black white and grey, which meant focus lay squarely on shape.
If this show is anything to go by, the pudding bowl bob reigns supreme as fashion's hottest haircut. As with YSL's a/w 2008 show, every model had a blunt fringed, bowl cut, which looked utlra modern, almost futuristic. And for shoes - it looks like the return of the 1980s pointy toe court will be the biggest news next spring.
Of course Lagerfeld drew a stella crowd to his front row. International fashion muse Daphne Guinness, supermodel Claudia Schiffer and our very own Alexa Chung - a girl who's fashion credentials are soaring almost daily - were all front and centre for the show. And while Claudia donned a classic Chanel suit and Daphne sported her trademark couture look, trust Alexa to inject a dose of London street-chic to the proceedings in her black mini smock and leather Belstaff biker jacket.
We wonder if following Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, Alexa is next on Mr Lagerfeld's list of More