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You've probably heard us banging on the last few days about Chanel's Paris-Londres pre-fall 2008 show - the first of its kind on UK soil, well last night it took place. Karl Lagerfeld has been schmoozing with a host of celebrity friends in the lead up to last night's annual Maison d'Art show, held at the Phillips de Pury & Co headquarters in Victoria. So did Karl Lagerfeld deliver? The resounding view seems to be oh, yes...

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To the background of music played by model Irina Lazareanu (Pete Doherty's ex), models took to the catwalk for a truly British/French-inspired collection. From the swinging '60s Brit girl to the sophistication of the classic French lady, the show also incorporated other elements of history including tartan, bowler hats and Union Jack quilted 'CC' bags.

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The '60s English sensibilities in beehive do's (a nod to Amy Winehouse, "she is the dark Brigitte Bardot," said Lagerfeld) short hemlines, black tights and tweed jackets were fused with French luscious layered pleats and bouclé coats. One of my favourite pieces from the collection is the grey/olive flouncy dress (above, left) which I could imagine seeing on Kirsten Dunst or Emma Watson - Chanel's newest recruit.

[Images: Catwalking.com via Getty]