Selling By The Stars

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TRIPLE PLAY: Paparazzi mob Lagerfeld, Kidman and Luhrmann after the Chanel show

You know those moments on the red carpet outside the Oscars when the TV reporter asks the starlet: "You look fabulous — who are you wearing?" Judging from the scene at the spring 2005 Chanel ready-to-wear show in Paris last week, the question designers now need to answer is: "Who's wearing you?" The atmosphere inside the Carrousel du Louvre easily rivaled the showbiz frenzy of Oscar night, with hundreds of photographers and television crews swarming around Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld's new muse, Nicole Kidman, and her favorite director, Baz (Moulin Rouge) Luhrmann. The runway was covered with — surprise — a...