Chanel and Armani evoke the old world and new in Paris haute couture shows

  • by: THOMAS ADAMSON , AP Fashion Writer
  • Updated: July 2, 2013 - 3:30 PM

PARIS — "Fashion is the only thing that can travel ... from the old world to the new," proclaimed Karl Lagerfeld. And on the second day of haute couture shows, Chanel's showman couturier made his point with aplomb: he delivered the words from the stage of an old, decayed opera house standing next to pop star Rihanna.

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