Beneath the majestic glass domes of the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld transported us into an all-white underwater kingdom as he revealed his flawless S/S 2012 RTW collection.
Models adorned in luminous pearls, sea-soaked pastels and iridescent fabrics emerged from a giant sea anemone onto a catwalk transformed into an impeccable white seabed garnished with shells, coral reef, silhouettes of seahorses, bubbles and twirling seaweed.
"I was inspired by the movement of seaweed, its lightness, and by certain fish that have very modern shapes, like sting rays," says Lagerfeld.
But King Karl's aquatic underworld was not complete without the gorgeous flame-haired Florence Welch, resembling a modern day Ariel, serenading the crowd from a giant white clam-shell.
What I really love about this uber chic collection is the way in which Lagerfeld has created haute couture designs that are both practical and wearable.
Evidently, no one puts on a show quite like Karl Lagerfeld.