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    Art has returned to a glittering Chanel universe, with monumental animal sculptures gathering in the center of the runway-in-the-round for its Paris Fashion Week couture show. This season, designer Virginie Viard collaborated again with contemporary artist Xavier Veilhan who used a bestiary in house founder Coco Chanel’s apartment as the creative springboard for the carnival-like spring decor. Yet much as the animals — in wood, paper and cardboard — appeared simplified and monochrome, the Chanel collection itself contrasted dramatically as its sparkled with color and sequins in Tuesday's unusually vibrant display.

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