Karl’s New It Girls Take Over Chanel Couture

Chanel’s haute couture fashion show is always one of the most eventful golden dates of Couture Fashion Week. Fact. From the set thematics to the thousands of hand-sewn sequins on each garment to the hot-topic models who lead the charge on the runway, Karl Lagerfeld knows how to whip up a stylish scene. This season, S/S 16, didn’t disappoint, with its underlying rally for sustainability in fashion and eco-chic essence, which served as a clever juxtaposition to the decadent gowns that wafted over pristine blades of grass. Surprised? Don't be. From casinos to supermarkets to airports, Chanel is expert at tempting eyebrows to raise on the stone faces of its front row.

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Kendall Jenner walks for Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16:

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Notably Chanel's former star model Cara Delevingne sat comfortable front row with her canine BF alongside Diane Kruger, Anna Wintour, and Clémence Poésy (everyone’s favourite Parisienne girl next door). The fashion house is never short of A-listers to showcase the new season collections in a real life capacity.

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Cara Delevingne at the Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16 Show:

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Who: Cara Delevingne

What: Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16 show

Wear: Chanel couture

Style Notes: P.S. Cara, those boots. Those boots!

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Anna Wintour at the Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16 Show:

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Who: Anna Wintour

What: Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16 show

Wear: Chanel couture

Style Notes: The Vogue editor took a style vacation from her signature nude slip-on heels and opted for an elevated pair of snakeskin boots that deftly offset her skirt suit.

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Diane Kruger at the Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16 Show:

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Who: Diane Kruger

What: Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16 show

Wear: Chanel couture

Style Notes: Yes, we'll be investing in a tricky pair of lace tights thanks to constant style muse, Diane.

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Clémence Poésy at the Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16 Show:

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Who: Clémence Poésy

What: Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16 show

Wear: Chanel couture.

The mantle was passed to the next generation of Karl’s It girls: Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner who served as elegant talking points. The three L.A. girls looked very much at home on the verdant couture catwalk and swapped their yoga leggings for crystal-bead adorned dresses and otherworldly evening wear that few will get their hands on. While couture has notably been much more relaxed this season, it looks like the athleisure spirit has crept into couture.

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Gigi Hadid walks for Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16:

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Gigi Hadid looked confident and utterly elegant in her skirt, trouser and cape combination.

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Bella Hadid walks for Chanel Haute Couture S/S 16:

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See more from the Chanel Haute Couture show.

Blogger extraordinaire, Susie Lau of Style Bubble Tweeted the large-scale set that opened out its shutters to reveal the fleet of stunning models wearing a palette of nudes, creams and French clay hues.

 

Long-term best friend of Chanel's creative director, Cara Delevingne has fronted multiple campaigns for the brand but has transitioned her career towards acting. That certainly didn't put the star off from a stylish pit stop.

With Dior showing yesterday and Maison Margiela, Jean Paul Gaultier and Elie Saab up next on the schedule, we've got some more jaw-dropping gowns to come!

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Cara Before Taking Her Seat on the FROW:

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Cara courts the cameras like a pro before the show.

Backstage Lagerfeld discussed the ethical future of fashion, while his FROW set to work on illuminating social media with candid shots of Cara smooching her pooch.

 

Coco would quietly approve, no doubt. All this talk of fashion finery is making us thirsty for shopping, join us over at BrownsFashion.com for a little spree.

 

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