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Chanel's Haute Couture Show by the Numbers

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Saying that putting together Chanel’s Spring 2010 show was a time consuming feat is an understatement — a serious understatement. Try over 1300 hours put into the wedding dress and cape alone! With so much detail that went into the collection–composed of mostly short pastel colored suits, slim boucle jackets, and an exuberant wedding dress–the show may have very well been one of the most ambitious in Karl Lagerfeld’s entire fifty-four show career — and the only one where he hasn’t used black or navy, he tells Style.com. “Silver and pastel,” he said. “It’s the first time in my whole career I’ve done a collection without black or navy. There’s not one gold button.” So just how extravagant was the fashion show? Check out the work that went into the show by the numbers. –David Yi

35 hours of work went into hand stitching some of the pieces’ “hidden seams”

700 hours of work went into rounding pieces of pink satin and chiffon sewn together in Look 37

13,000 satin flowers covered the dress and jacket in Look 22

500 people worked on the fashion show’s décor

1000 square meters of aluminum covered the show’s benches, floors and columns

350 hours of work went into the finale wedding gown made of sequins, pearls and crystals

800 hours of work went into finishing the cape, made of 200 meters of tulle and silk

70 pairs of short platform boots were used in the show, made of leather, lizard, python and eel skin

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