Chanel’s Crystal Fall – Always known for its elaborate sets, the fall 2012 collection from Chanel made its debut against a backdrop of oversize crystals. The crystal theme was in fact a major motif of the autumn collection with models donning icy eyebrows, raised crystal patterns and lucite shoes paired with translucent heels. A dark color palette of ash grey, black, violet and burgundy steeped the new season in autumn hues. Wool coats in loose-fitting shapes dominated the showing as did leggings sometimes layered underneath skirts. For the final looks, designer Karl Lagerfeld introduced feathers and glittering accents for a touch of evening wear glamour.