Florence Welch as a Chanel Mermaid

She rose like “The Birth of Venus” in the middle of an all-time great Chanel show.

Florence Welch performing at the Chanel Spring 2012 show.
Florence Welch performing at the Chanel Spring 2012 show.

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

In my last entry for “Great Outfits,” I discussed the fact that every fashion fan has a collection they haven’t stopped thinking about since it hit the runway. But there are also the runways you can’t stop thinking about, the rare presentation that hits high marks from the moment the lights go up until the designer takes their bow. Oh, what’s that? You need an example? I gotchu: Chanel Spring 2012.

Not only is it one of my favorite Karl Lagerfeld-helmed

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