New haute couture collections are just about to be presented on the Paris catwalks and on this occasion I am looking back a bit. Some time ago I was invited for quite exclusive presentation of Chanel `s haute couture spring 2014 collection which is out right now – well not really in the stores of course – but custom made for the very special clientele around the world, as the haute couture is. I am not going to write any review on the collection as the professionals already had written a lot so far and everyone can view it all online too. But what I can share here is this amazing bit of magic which comes in the details. And one more thing worth to mention and what also makes this collection very special is that it is mixing classic and modern, playing with the ultimate feminine symbol as corset or all those beautiful shimmering transparencies are with something quite no-couture at all – a sportswear in the form of hand made sneakers /for the very first time/ , and how cool is that! Mr Karl still surprises as usual.