Ancient Greece was honored in this latest Cruise collection, with Paris's Grand Palais transformed into a site of ruins, decked out with the remains of crumbling columns and temples. Against this dramatic backdrop, models including Vittoria Ceretti, Joséphine Le Tutour and Pauline Hoarau showcased the new collection, entitled "The Modernity of Antiquity."

The theme was channeled with draping, bare shoulders, asymmetrical necklines, gold, head jewelry and headbands, bracelets adorning arms, and tweed ensembles matched with Spartan-style sandals with column-shaped heels. Every detail was designed to evoke Ancient Greece, revisited in a contemporary and highly feminine way, and always in true Chanel style.

"I see Greece as the origin of beauty and culture," explains Karl Lagerfeld on the brand's website, evoking the collection.

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