Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to one-up himself with his latest Chanel 2012-2013 Cruise collection. With Versailles's legendary garden fountains on blast, pastel-bob-topped models, including Lindsey Wixson and Joan Smalls, showed off the designer's opulent Summer-ready wares this afternoon. Need a visual? Think Marie Antoinette goes to the beach meets Spring's softest, dustiest pinks, blues, and greens. Now, apply that pretty palette to rich brocade-infused one-piece swimsuits, floral-sleeve frocks, gold-embroidered denim vests, and sheer ruffled skirts, and you've got today's playful-cum-garden-party Cruise lineup in a nutshell. It's a collection that strikes a fun balance between Louis XVI-era costume design and a decidedly 21st century sensibility. Are you ready to see it up close? Click through to see some of the chicest Chanel Cruise '13 looks now.
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