By Ed Kavishe
December 4th 2009
When Karl Lagerfeld does a show you know you are bound to be entertained no matter how off season it may be. While other designers are choosing to show their fall 2010 pre collections in smaller venues and ateliers but for Karl no other setting was fit enough for the Chanel Pre-Fall 2010 collection than the city of Shanghai.
As a thousand guests sat on a darkened pontoon moored in the Huangpu River, models ranged to and fro in front of a translucent wall, so the speedy, dirty, visually thrilling urban nightscape became, as Karl Lagerfeld put it, "the set." Its peice of beuty but one wonders did Gabrielle Chanel ever set foot in the gambling parlors; opium dens; and shady, glamorous nightclubs of twenties and thirties of Shanghai?