>> Chanel's Pre-Fall 2012 Metiers d'Art runway show guests were seated at an elaborate banquet  set up in the Grand Palais in Paris today, where they were served  champagne, guava juice, tea, and miniature cakes and sandwiches. An antique silver train with the double-C Chanel logo ran around the central banquet table .
The Paris-Bombay-themed collection, inspired by the jewels, colors, and fabrics of India, was accented by nose rings and twisted dreadlock updos. John Lennon's "Instant Karma!" played on the soundtrack . More pictures will be added as they come in.