Is this Karl Lagerfeld's craziest handbag to date Chanel designer unveils hula hoop take on classic quilted bag at Paris Fashion Week
17:59 GMT, 2 October 2012
It wouldn't be Paris Fashion Week without Karl Lagerfeld's exquisite Chanel show and, this year as ever, the French design house delivered a triumphant collection.
In the luxurious setting of the Grand Palais, 13 imposing turbines spinning on the catwalk set the tone for the dramatic show to follow.
Giant hula hoop bags (intended for use as a beach bag), over-sized pearls, huge sunhats and three-tone accessories were running themes at this morning's show, unveiled in front of a stellar front row including Jennifer Lopez and her four-year-old daughter Emme – both clutching Chanel bags.
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As ever, there was a new take on the classic tweed jacket and trademark Chanel pearls
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Knee-length dresses were a running theme – and Chanel's classic pearl embellishment came up again and again
There were thigh-high dresses galore, some sequined and glittering, others studded using the label's trademark pearls.
As ever, the classic tweed jacket underwent a seasonal update, this time making an appearance in hues of oh-so-now maroon and cream.
Catwalk veteran Stella Tennant was the star of the show, strutting the runway in a plaid boucl mini dress.
The German designer took to the catwalk as hundreds of loyal Chanel fans cheered
The standout piece of the collection was a
long white dress nipped at the waist with luxurious pearls and completed
with a sexy slit back.
Jennifer Lopez and daughter Emme were joined by Casper Smart, male model Baptiste Giabiconi and Kanye West on the front row for yet another accomplished show that once again marked out King Karl as the hottest ticket in town.
It was a reworking of the classic styles today in Paris as Karl updated the trademark look
The setting of the Grand Palais was perfect for the lavish show which followed
Starry front row: Emme gazes at the ceiling as Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart, male model Baptiste Giabiconi and Kanye West check out the fashion
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