Chanel Celebrates Karl Lagerfeld At First Show Since His Passing | Fashion News
Karl Lagerfeld‘s final collection for Chanel has graced the runway at Paris Fashion Week today, March 5. It was an emotional show, held in the Grand Palais of Paris. He was known for his spectacular sets and this one was no exception. The ski-chalet, winter wonderland theme was introduced with a minute of silence for the iconic designer.
The fashion icon passed away on February 19 in Paris at the age of 85. He acted as creative director at Fendi and Chanel, the latter he had designed for since 1983. His collaborator for more than 30 years, Virginie Viard, is more than enthusiastic to continue Lagerfeld’s vision at Chanel.
Cara Delevingne and Kaia Gerber led the models on the runway. The first model was a regular working with the French fashion house and was a close friend of the designer. Actress Penelope Cruz also made her catwalk debut.
Here’s the beautiful Cara Delevingne walking the catwalk in one of the most iconic Chanel fabrics.
The known American model Kaia Gerber wearing a puffball dress with a sparkling top.
Penelope Cruz looked amazing in a white puffball dress and white boots.
“I felt like laughing and crying at the same time, to see all these people that loved him so much celebrating him together. But seeing all this, also it’s the beginning of something else, all that he’s created over all these years.” Cruz said.
Guest were given an illustration of Lagerfeld in his signature ponytail, sunglasses and suit, as well as Coco Chanel in a hat and tweed suit, with the words “The beat goes on”. Between those attending there were Kristen Stewart, Janelle Monae, Naomi Campbell, Clemence Poesy, Claudia Schiffer, Monica Bellucci and Ashley Benson. Everyone wore Chanel in tribute to the later designer.
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The last of Karl’s collections will be shown this morning – but in fashion, as in life, endings lead to beginnings – for Karl’s legacy will be continued and developed by the woman he described as “my right arm” – Virginie Viard, who has worked with Karl since 1987… while the spirit of Coco Chanel is always close at hand @chanelofficial #karllagerfeld #virginieviard #chanel #cocochanel #thebeatgoeson
The actresses Kristen Stewart, left, and Janelle Monae.
Model Claudia Schiffer, left, and actress Monica Bellucci attending the Chanel show.
For the finale, models walked – many crying on the catwalk – with David Bowie‘s hit “Heroes” playing, the same music that played during his final Fendi show last week in Milan.
See other looks of the Chanel Autumn Winter 2019 collection down below: