Karl Lagerfeld Was Absent From Chanel’s Couture Show

On Tuesday, Chanel presented Karl Lagerfeld\'s vision of a Mediterranean, palm tree-lined garden, complete with a Tuscan-style villa, delicate cocktail dresses, and boat-neck tweed suits. But one very important detail was missing: Lagerfeld did not come out for his customary walk to close the show.According to WWD, in a statement Chanel provided (first read at the show in French and then in English), \"For the traditional greeting at the end of the show, Mr. Lagerfeld, artistic director of Chanel, who was feeling tired, asked Virginie Viard, director of creative studio of the house, to represent him and greet the guests alongside the bride.\" The statement continued: \"Virginie Viard as the creative studio director and Eric Pfunder as Chanel\'s director of image continue to work with him and follow through with the brand\'s collections and image campaigns.\"Initially, the brand said Lagerfeld would make an appearance during the second show on Tuesday. However, he didn\'t show. \"We wish Mr. Lag