Everything You Need to Know About Today’s Chanel Show

The couture-atelier set at today's Chanel show.
The couture-atelier set at today’s Chanel show. Photo: Victor Boyko/Getty Images

The old-world atmosphere of couture is inspiring a lot of designers this week — yesterday at Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane held a silent show in his atelier with a YSL veteran calling out the look numbers as the only soundtrack. Today at Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a couture salon complete with a chair arrangement that placed every attendee in the front row.

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The next time some frenemy or co-worker tells you you look tired, you can say, “These bags under my eyes? They’re Chanel.” Makeup artist Tom Pecheux re-created the house’s signature quilted pattern via the models’ eye makeup.

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Among the celebrity Karl fans on hand: Halsey, Pharrell Williams, and Jaden and (new Chanel brand ambassador) Willow Smith. We need to know everything about Willow’s bright-blue version of the cat-eye, by the way.

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The models wore Coco Chanel–style hats in tribute to the house’s founder.

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Lagerfeld also riffed on house signatures like tweed and pearls, which he piled on liberally.

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But the novelty accessory to beat was this spool-of-thread evening bag.

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KenGi (who were back to their original hair hues) walked, of course.

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Both Kroenigs made appearances: Brad walked the show, and Hudson accompanied Karl for his bow.

Everything to Know About Today’s Chanel Show