Sneakers underpin Chanel’s breezy couture creations

Sneakers underpin Chanel's breezy couture creationsChanel on Tuesday opted for a relaxed, airy look for its Spring-Summer 2014 haute couture collection, sending its models down the Paris catwalk wearing breezy pastels and tennis shoes. Head designer Karl Lagerfeld said Tuesday's bright white decor was meant to suggest a "nightclub in another galaxy". Top British grunge model Cara Delevingne took a star turn to kick off the show, bouncing down a stairway in a white body-hugging brocade two-piece skirt suit with tennis shoes on her feet as French singer-songwriter Sebastien Tellier provided a keyboard accompaniment. Tennis shoes also made an appearance in Monday's runway show by Dior — will women, even on the red carpet, say, at the Cannes film festival dare to opt for sensible shoes this spring?