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3:45 p.m. I was 30 minutes late for an appointment to see Chanel’s Haute Couture spring/summer 2013 collection. And I was 30 minutes away from getting there.

nbsp;I threw caution to the wind and descended into the subway. Big mistake. I ended up on an express train headed for Queens. Nothing a costly cab ride couldn’t undo. 
Second attempt at taking a photo of images from the Chanel Haute Couture collection. This time the phone worked!
4:40 p.m. The elevator opened, and the ever-charming Iann from Chanel greeted me. Behind him were the two 
“lesbian wedding dresses” that had generated buzz at the couture show earlier this month in Paris. Although the most gorgeous men in town had been hired to serve petite treats and drinks, I demurely declined. (Even though at that point I was beyond starving!) I couldn’t imagine drinking anything in a room full of a gazillion dollars’ worth of couture. The craftsmanship defied words. It was pure fashion magic. (Iann also let me know that the Chanel bag we shot for our February trend report could now be purchased for $10,500. There are only two bags in Canada, so act fast, ladies!) I tried to take a photo of one of the dresses, but my phone suddenly died. The black screen of death! I knew that Thom Browne was my next show, but my electronic invite had vaporized and I didn’t even know where the show was. 
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Screen grab of ELLE Canada’s Spring/Summer Trend Report page on the oh-so-fabulous Chanel Hula Hoop bag.

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