There they are again, those flashing shades of pink and grey, like an ombre-visual vertigo that won't go away. That's how it usually is with Chanel Haute Couture, you know it's beautiful, but just how it weighs into your style subconscious seeps out later. At this morning's Autumn Winter show there were, of course, the requisite tweeds, though with extra long sleeves (even sleeveless looks had over the elbow 'gloves' cut off at the fingers) and sparkling silver tights to keep you warm.
One dress played with a butterfly effect, shoulders of pale pink chiffon and a bodice of striped shell and cream pailettes. All the standard suits were there, a few Peter Pan collars, bell sleeves and slinky dresses (is the new erogenous zone the sides of the stomach and lower back?) Real whimsy came though in an Indian dream of a look with scales fading from blue to hot pink, a sweet pom pom dotted shimmer column and just as at Dior, Lindsey Wixson in all white, this time the bridal finale.