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At Chanel, an unsentimental tribute that Karl Lagerfeld would have approved of

Models walk the catwalk during the Chanel show finale Credit: Stephane Cardinale – Corbis 

Karl Lagerfeld’s last, posthumous show for his most famous employers, Chanel, transported the audience somewhere Alpine. Or was it Tyrolean? Those non-specific mountains, with their artificial flakes, Christmas trees, life-sized snow-capped chalet fronts, all constructed within the massive entrails of Le Grand Palais (where would that grandiose building be without the regular Chanel shows staged there?) were a classic Lagerfeld tease. If Tyrolean, they would be a poignant adieu to his native Germany. If Swiss, they

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