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Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2012

As far as exclusivity goes, it's pretty hard to top a Chanel Haute Couture show, but this season's show, staged in a Chanel plane which was built in five days in the Grand Palais, took the cake. Among those that scored very coveted seats in the diminutive space were Elizabeth Olsen, Cameron Diaz, and Diane Kruger.

Fittingly, the collection this season included 150 variations on the shade of blue — the color of the friendly skies after all. Silhouettes came in a wide variety from the fitted to loose with Victorian era-like roomy sleeves and dropped waists and a number of the looks this season included the house's signature tweeds and chunky clusters of embroidery (notably on pockets).

It's worth noting that many of the skirts and dresses this season had pockets, including the floor length ones, which were highlighted by the fact that all the models walked the plane's runway with their hands in their pockets.