Some might say Karl Lagerfeld has been dressing their fantasies with his pretty dresses, fabulous shoes and ridiculously desirable accessories for years - and who can blame them? The man has talent and the famous fashion brand is beyond covetable. But our love, our thirst and desire for his shows is greater than that… For he has simultaneously been furnishing our reception dreams, too.

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RECEPTION THEMES YOU WILL ADORE

The Palais of Versailles, a rodeo in Dallas, the world's chicest supermarche, a Maharaja feast; Karl doesn't do things halfway.

His latest show - the Dubai-based cruise extravaganza - may have topped them all.

The private island, created about a half mile from the shore, sprung up like an oasis; palm trees, cactus and henna plants weaving around beige Bedouin tents.

There were the classic hookahs too, of course, but also very ingenious details - like the mashrabiya windows of lattice woodwork with the obligatory Chanel logo - that make it all feel very One Thousand And One Nights.

WEDDING-WORTHY CHANEL GOWNS

Candlelit paths guided guests into the show pavilion, where guests were greeted with rugs and cushions dotted around the floor for Arab-style majlis seating.

Desert chic may not have been a wedding theme we would have ever entertained before, but Karl has cast his spell and now it is all we could ever want… 

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