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Echoes of Lost Empires on the catwalk

The creations are not beholden to any particular time period, but rather taking bits from many

STUNNING IN THEIR OWN WAY: A creation for Chanel (right) at the 2016-2017 fall/winter Haute Couture collection fashion show on July 5 in Paris. Creations for Maison Margiela (left) at the same show on July 6.


THERE they were, the petites mains, bent over their pattern tables, kneeling by a hemline, sewing, cutting, basting: 78 of the unheralded artisans of the Chanel couture, in person under the glass dome of the Grand Palais.

Karl Lagerfeld had recreated his ateliers, down to the