Images of a soft, delicate, pure woman crossed with a high-living Marie Antoinette-seque one came to mind when looking at the classic white and black or pure white-look only Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 collection.

With soft sheer details and delicate beading the collection – especially given the abundance of white – was stunningly angelic, with no shortage of detailing to catch the eye.

There were beautifully sculpted two-piece looks – of note a stripped skirt and top that perfectly molded around the model’s body. The German master even managed to pull-off a bride look – worn by Freja Beha Erichson – that eschewed a dress for pants. The look was paired with a sweeping train and a paper hair piece.

Speaking of the hair piece, the most awe-inspiring touch in the collection may well have been the dramatic accessories which included elaborate headdresses, flowers, and caps, all of which were made completely out of paper. 

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.