Last night in New York, Karl Lagerfeld hosted a dinner in honor of Baz Luhrmann’s new film for Chanel No. 5 featuring Gisele Bündchen. The film, which will be released tomorrow, features Gisele surfing (on a Chanel surfboard, of course), which, according to Luhrmann, she’s actually quite good at. “She knows how to surf. We just put her on the board and she got up,” he told the Cut (Gisele confirmed that she goes surfing “three or four times a year” in a “secret spot”). As Luhrmann tells it, the inspiration for the film comes from Gisele’s own life: “Fragrance ads tend to be about the fantasy woman,” he explained. “Gisele is not a fantasy … She is the Chanel woman of today, and what we tried to do was bring a grounded reality a little bit more into the aspirational idea.” To celebrate the film’s launch, Gisele, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, and Crystal Renn showed up in Chanel, along with Lily Allen, Caroline de Maigret, Poppy Delevingne, and both Brant brothers.
Click through the slideshow for a look at last night’s party, including Audrey Gelman, Jamie Bochert, and so many more.
Reporting by Katie Van Syckle.