Chanel Spring 2012 Couture Flies High with Airplane Show

Chanel airplane hanger

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Fly girls: Chanel's Spring 2012 Couture show was staged on an airplane.

If one thing's for certain, it's that Karl Lagerfeld likes to create a world with his runway presentations. So why not take that world to 35,000 feet?

Lagerfeld presented his Chanel Spring 2012 Couture collection inside a glammed-up airplane (Air Chanel, anyone?) on January 24 in Paris—and while it might not have actually taken off, the designer didn’t skimp on the details.

The epic showing came complete with a drinks cart, fake clouds that floated past the windows, and blue carpeting patterned with—what else?—Chanel’s iconic double-C logo, according to Cathy Horyn of the New York Times.

And while there weren’t exactly overhead bins, the plane was equipped with control dials and a cockpit door, from which Lagerfeld emerged at the end of the 61-look show for his bow.

Keeping with the mile high theme, the clothes, which Horyn said “truly dazzled,” took cues from flight attendant uniforms, though subtly.

"I didn't want to make it too literal," Lagerfeld told the Telegraph after the show. "If you look at what air hostesses really wore back in the '60s, it wasn't that great."

At least one aspect was rather literal, however: the sky blue color palette.

In related news, the multitasking designer is launching his new Karl line at Net-a-Porter pop-up shops.

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