The Celebs Turn Out For Chanel Couture

Chanel’s ready-to-wear shows are an extravaganza in their own right, so Karl Lagerfeld really has to up the ante when it comes to creating a couture spectacle. For SS12, Karl and his model army took fashion flight, showcasing the collection in a specially crafted 247-seater Air Chanel plane inside Paris’s Grand Palais. As chic stewards served champagne from the in-flight trolley, a parade of cocktail evening dresses and full-on gowns, signature suits in tweed and bouclé topped off with Alice Dellal (the face of Chanel’s new ‘Boy’ bag) inspired backcombed hair.

Of course, Uncle Karl’s favourite girls turned out to support him, with Diane Kruger, Vanessa Paradis and Caroline Sieber amongst the A-list attendees. The dress code? Classic Chanel monochrome with a unique styling spin – thigh-high boots from Diane, a boho maxi toughened up with leather from Vanessa and a futuristic take on the skirt suit from Caroline. Oh, what we’d give for a jaunt aboard Air Chanel! GG