Just over a month since the last Chanel spectacular in Dallas, and Karl is back with a couture collection in Paris. Does he ever sleep? Here are all the highlights from Instagram and Twitter from this morning's show – needless to say, it was quite something.
Traditionally, the last look of a couture show is reserved for the show-stopping bride. And traditionally in the House of Karl, it's his favourite model of the moment (Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Devon Aoki have all been Karl's bride). So it wasn't quelle surprise when Queen Delevingne stepped out today, flanked by the cutest page boy ever – Karl's godson and regular to the Chanel catwalk, Hudson Kroenig.
Ravers rejoice! Just yesterday Susie Bubble Instagrammed a pair of embellished slip-on trainers from the Dior Couture show, now fast forward to today's Chanel show and it's a fact: trainers are the coolest accompaniment to a couture dress. That and a pair of knee pads – if you're thinking of rollerskating in your multi-multi-multi thousand pound dress, well now you know Karl would approve!
The music: Super-cool French singer Sebastian Tellier, backed by an electro orchestra.
The scene: Japanese Vogue editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo was one of the first to arrive, in her usual eye-grabbing get-up including a furry little hat from a past Chanel show.
The invite: Holographic gorgeousness.
Behind the scenes: Total tranquility, or so it looks in this pic of model Amanda Sanchez in a sheer white gown.
Hairdresser Sam McKnight said on his Instagram that he used regular GHDs to create the models' somewhat Claire-from-Steps spiky 'dos. Make-up artist Peter Phillips gave the girls a lick of black liner above the eye and diamanté jewels below, seen here on Cara (who had a crown of feathers too, C.U.T.E).
Karl has a major soft spot for Lily Allen (she sang live during the Chanel SS10 show) and her return to the music scene means a return to Karl's f'row. Here she is arriving (decked out in Chanel, natch), along with Cara's pal, Alma Jodorowsky (they're in Kids in Love together), who Instagrammed pics of her BFF in her bridal outfit.
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