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Karl Lagerfeld Ships a 265-Ton Artic Glacier to Paris for Chanel’s Fashion Show

Posted By Diane Pham On March 14, 2010 @ 3:00 pm In Accessories and Fashion,sustainable style sundays | 7 Comments

 Chanel Fall/Winter 2010 Show at Paris Fashion Week, icebergs, global warming, faux fur

Photo by Wallpaper [1]

We’ve heard about designers doing some crazy things, but this one may just take the prize. For Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2010 [2] show Karl Lagerfeld imported a massive 265-ton glacier [3] from northern Sweden, where over the course of six days 35 sculptors (flown in from around the world) whittled the icy block down to a 28-foot tall frozen landscape. For this brief one-time show, the Grand Palais itself was also kept at subzero temperature for extra Arctic effect. While we ‘re not quite sure how keen Karl is to the whole global warming situation, his musing to reporters [4] on the issue certainly says a lot: “Have you felt any warming this winter? Maybe that’s all nonsense, who knows.”

READ MORE AT ECOUTERRE > [5]


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[1] Wallpaper: http://www.wallpaper.com/gallery/fashion/venueschanelaw-2010/17051721

[2] Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2010: http://www.wwd.com/fashion-week/fall-ready-to-wear-2010/review/chanel-rtw-fall-2010-2537891

[3] glacier: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/10/antarctic-icebergs-make-their-own-art/

[4] musing to reporters: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6283LS20100309

[5] READ MORE AT ECOUTERRE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/14151/chanels-karl-lagerfeld-unsure-about-global-warming-prepares-for-ice-age/

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