How to Do It Big
The late Coco Chanel's idea of the perfect daytime uniform was a suit. Her companion jackets and skirts became classics. Now, Karl Lagerfeld designs the Chanel line, and for fall '96 he showed a new uniform--the military suit. Although you might remember seeing the look as recently as the '70s, this '90s version takes a neater, narrower silhouette. In wool khaki, just like the U.S. Army's officer uniforms, it has gold buttons and a gold mesh belt with jewel-encrusted buckle. The pantsuit, $3,285, will be available soon at the Chanel boutique in Beverly Hills. The self belt will be priced at $1,000. The casual square-toed oxford shoes with black laces and toes will cost $500.