>> Kate Moss caused a paparazzi scrum of a calibur we haven't seen much of this season this morning at Chanel. As she emerged from backstage wearing the label, a frenzy of photographers four-deep surrounded her, which she apparently found hilarity in, embarking on a fit of giggles and wiping tears from her eyes. She waved to Jefferson Hack across the way, gave Beth Ditto an enthusiastic hug, and then settled down between Mario Testino and boyfriend Jamie Hince, right down the way from Claudia Schiffer. The photographers ended up breaking off a section of the black-and-white runway in efforts to get a shot of Kate.
The set wasn't a monstrous tweed jacket or organ set this time — but rather, a simply branded split scenario; and as promised, the collection was dubbed "Belle Brummell," an ode to Beau Brummell, inventor of the modern suit, with plenty of black suiting, removable white cuffs and collars, and splashes of mint and baby pink thrown in. Karl Lagerfeld pushed the limit with a few looks — slits up to here and down to there, plus a few printed leotard-and-legging ensembles — but for sales, he's really depending on that little black dress in hard times, just like Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Lacroix.