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Chanel's Cruise show: As if Marie Antoinette went to the beach Add to ...

After weeks and weeks of rain in Paris, the sun shone for fashion's king, Karl Lagerfeld, who staged the 2012 Chanel Cruise collection at Versailles on Monday evening. The Cruise season, which arrives in stores at the end of fall (and is also known as Resort), has become an essential addition to the fashion industry calendar, providing a segue into spring, as well as lighter wardrobe options for those who winter in balmy, beachside locales