Grazia Daily has just arrived at the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week, and just when we were thinking that Karl's ginormous Couture lion and last season's iceberg centre piece would take some beating, we were met with this:
Yes, it's tres grand in a stately gardens stylee, complete with fountains and even a full orchestra welcoming us in! And oooh, is that Alexa Chung and Vanessa Paradis on the FROW? Yes, we believe it is!
The show is about to begin! Is a pregnant Lily Allen waiting to be raised up through a secret trap door to play a live set? Ooh, the anticipation…(er, no - turns out she's also on the FROW, alongside Chanel 'face' Keira Knightley, who's sporting a new 'do).
And they're off! A stunning metal mesh dress teamed with gloves and matching wedges storm past us. WOW.
Feathers, feathers, everywhere!
The shoes are like Japanese platforms. Amaze... And oh heavens, the models really are young this season! But wait, is that..? Could it be..?
Yes! There's a child on the catwalk! The little cutie is wearing a white tweed coat, denim jeans and stompy boots - exactly the same outfit as the full grown model leading him around. Too sweet! If only our family looked so perfect... *sigh*
Aw bless, the little tot has given up and is being carried away. Give him a couple more years, Karl and he'll be strutting like the best of them...
Eliza Cummings looks amazing sashaying past us in a glorious black and white ballgown. Didn't we tell you she's One To Watch? Oh, and here comes Stella Tennant! Yes, the 40-year-old model is back where she belongs...
And who's this? It's none other than one-time muse of Karl, Ines de la Fressange. She's being cheered as she parades past us and is clearly delighted to be a part of Karl's extravaganza. In fact, we haven't seen Ines walking since January 2009 when she took to Jean Paul Gaultier's catwalk for the first time in almost 20 years! Monsieur Lagerfeld really knows how to create one hell of a show...
And now that it's all over, we're back to our fashion week transport. Oh, the glamour... Check out our full show report here!
- Jessica Vince