Unsurprisingly, there was a great deal of buzz around Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection for Chanel, which was shown today at Paris Fashion Week, a mere two weeks after he passed away. In typical Karl style, the show was presented in Le Grand Palais which, for autumn/winter ’19, was transformed into an Alpine wonderland, complete with snow-capped wood chalets, pine trees and skis.
Flanked by a celeb-studded FROW, which included long-time Chanel ambassadors including Kirsten Stewart, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, the show began with a one minute silence in honour of the design and branding genius before the models hit the runway. Chanel regulars, such as Cara and Kaia Gerber, alongside actress Penelope Cruz, stepped out in a host of Alpine-inspired designs, including fair isle knits, coloured puffa jackets, and then for the finale, fluff-trimmed dresses and tailored monochrome separates. There were plenty of tears as the models hit the catwalk for the final time wearing Monsieur Lagerfeld’s aesthetic.
To celebrate Karl’s final Chanel show, we’ve rounded-up all our favourite shots from the event below. Scroll down to see all the fashion and action from the FROW.