Karl Lagerfeld surprised the crowds at the Chanel Spring Summer 2010 show in Paris with a bucolic turn, creating a barn in the middle of his venue at the Grand Palais. Inspired by the Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet in the grounds of Versailles, Lagerfeld’s creation was every bit as spectacularly whimsical.
Watch how it came together
It took 6 weeks to create, one week to assemble and 38 men working full time. It consisted of 4000 hand painted wooden tiles, 150 metres of field flower garlands, 2 tonnes of clay and 20 cubic metres of hay.

See more images of the farm-inspired set and the after-show entertainment provided by Lily Allen