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Chanel Ads That Look Like Us When We Work Out...In Our Dreams

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    Always setting the bar high, Karl Lagerfeld tapped into his inner Olympian for the Chanel spring '12 campaign. In a series of stunning black-and-white photos, Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw flex their modeling muscles as they present the new collection in positions that blur the line between gymnast and muse. Floating in evening gowns on the parallel bars and mastering the vault in ladylike frocks, we suddenly realize that we would happily scout our dates at the gym, if only we looked this good working out. Visit more Chanel moments of strength, beauty, and grace in the slideshow...but you may want to stretch first.

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