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Chanel Fall 2012 Show Makes Waves With Giant Crystals, Sumptuous Clothes (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/06/2012 8:10 am Updated: 03/06/2012 8:12 am

Chanel's set designer was clearly inspired by the Aggro Crag from Nickelodeon's "GUTS," right?

Today as Paris Fashion Week nears its apogee, Karl Lagerfeld capitalized on the drama, putting on a show that was soaked in luxurious coats and trousers as well as striking scenery.

As celebs like Alicia Keys and Thailand's princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat watched from the front row, Chanel's models strutted out in front of jutting crystal-like sculptures, walking on sand that was strewn on the runway. (Fashionista's reporter hilariously observed one woman pocketing some of the crystals and sand.)

Who walked? Miranda Kerr (of Japanese commercial fame), who strutted in an embroidered coat with glittering eyebrows, although our fave Karlie Kloss was nowhere in sight. The rest of the collection was similarly dramatic, featuring signature Chanel textiles like tweed and wool, and a crop of sheer plastic shoes that were also adorned with crystals.

There was also a tiny, Chanel-bedecked tot on the runway -- Hudson Kroenig, 3, whose dad Brad is a male model and close friend of Kaiser Karl.

At the show's conclusion, Lagerfeld ambled out between the crystals to pay his respects to the crowd, who appropriately cheered him for putting on such an artistic fete.

Check out pics of the runway looks and video of the Chanel finale below:

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