Former fashion model Diane cuts an elegant figure at the show
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The art deco hotel was the primary inspiration behind the collection, revealed man-of-the-moment Karl Lagerfeld
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Chanel's beautiful models take to the catwalk, which was built over the hotel's pool
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Karl Lagerfeld's latest collection makes a splash with Diane Kruger

18 MAY 2008
Chanel's leading man Karl Lagerfeld not only wowed his audience with his latest collection, he enthralled them with models who literally walked over water and a synchronised swimming display.

A host of celebrities, including Diane Kruger, Anna Kournikova, Barbara Becker and fashion icon Anna Wintour, turned out to see the 74-piece collection.

And after thrilling with a show on the Great Wall Of China last year, the designer decided to leave dry land behind this time. His latest presentation was shown on a curved catwalk over a swimming pool at Miami's luxurious art deco Raleigh Hotel.

It was a location that won praise from model-turned-actress Diane. "Everyone associates Miami with the Raleigh's kind of glamour," she said.

Dressed in an elegant yet simple navy satin mini-dress, accessorised with a summery straw hat, the Troy star would not have looked out of place on the runway herself.

Beginning with garments streaked with black, the show included several Seventies-inspired pieces, including pleated bell-bottoms and wide-brimmed hats. Striped pastel knitwear paid homage to the Eighties.