The grand, sweeping glass interiors of the Grand Palais were transformed into a charcoal swept maze surrounded by chalk white gravel for the Chanel show in Paris.

The curved and arabesque low blocks, filled with large stones, mimicked classic French garden configurations and were interspersed with three giant fountains spraying up water in a grand gesture fitting of the sophisticated clothes on parade. Only in France is one served champagne at 10.30 in the morning and let’s just say that is one local habit, courtesy of Chanel, we won’t mind adopting.