Mr. Lagerfeld showcased the Paris-Bombay collection recently. Apparently, the use of "Bombay" rather than Mumbai was deliberate as Lagerfeld's vision of India is of the imperial era rather than today's Bollywood.
The collection: Nehru jackets, sari-draped dresses, leather churidars, be-jeweled kulapuri chapels, basic anarkali's and turbans. The jewels: Diamonds hanging from ornate tikka (headpieces), Rani-hars (princess necklaces) and nath (nose ring). The make-up: Classic heavily kohled eyes.
Below are the looks I thought were a better representation of the British raj.
The jeweled tweed dress & skirt are more classic Chanel.
Sadly, the collection was a little dull. For one, the hair did not flow with the Indian asthetic. With Indian designers like the Peacock's, Bibhu Mohapatra & Naeem Khan channeling their vision mainstream; Chanel's homepage to Bombay was much paler in comparison.