02 July 2013 by

Couture Fashion Week: LIVE At The Chanel Show With Kristen Stewart And Rihanna

Couture week only kicked off on Sunday night, but alreadywe've had Naomi stomping down the catwalk for Versace and Jennifer Lawrence FROW-ing at Dior. This morning it's Chanel's turn so expect fashion fireworks - this is gonna be good. Grazia's Style Director Susannah Frankel is in Paris to bring you all the latest direct from the front row so stay tuned below to see what Karl has up his sleeve this season...

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08.20 Last night Derek Blasberg tweeted this picture of the fashion Kaiser hard at work on the final night before the show. Not long to wait to see what he has cooked up in that genius mind of his...

8.30 Chanel has used this image on their social media to remind us that the show is this morning - so what clues can we get from the invite? Will the colour palette range from dove grey to slate? Will stripes be big news this season? Not long till we find out...

08.34 The fash pack are arriving at the Chanel showspace at Grand Palais - but who can we expect to see on the FROW? Word is (according to Derek Blasberg's Twitter) Kristen Stewart will be sat on the front row. Rihanna is also in town and is a fan of a double C, so will she make the early morning slot? Or perhaps some of Karl's girls Diane Kruger, Keira Knightley or Audrey Tautou?

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8.57 And we're in! This season the set is... a dilapidated theatre. Old meets new will be the story we are reliably informed.

9.05 While we wait let's take a look at more of the set, shall we? Nope Paris hasn't been neglected, this is another of Karl's masterpiece sets.

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9.20 Look who it is! Rihanna has arrived wearing white Chanel and strings of pearls...

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Another look at RiRi's Chanelegant outfit - It's nightie chic. Sadly no sign of K Stew on the front row.

9.37 The show kicks off with a selection of boucle coats and jackets - we heart this grey cropped number.

9.38 Then we have some moody black velvet with added glitz - one for you RiRi?

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9.38 And why not see some of the models in action in the vine below?

9.43: Delicate beading, shimmery fabrics and spaghetti straps... can you say, red carpet?

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9.46 Talk about a fashion fantasy - the future is sparkly here at Chanel with shiny fabrics and silver detailing. Check out that delicate train...

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9.48: Picked up on a theme yet? Yep we told you, it's old world meets new world in this Chanel fantasy land...

9.49 One for Rihanna? Models shine bright like a diamond in statement metallics

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9.51 Spot the silver pony! Karl makes his way onto the stage for the finale. Three cheers for Karl... hip hip...

10.05 Beauty close up! Check out the intricate ponytails the models are sporting at Chanel...

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See what it's like for the models backstage at Chanel in the vine below from model Grace Hartzel...

Now we wait for the Chanel selfies to start flooding onto Rihanna's Instagram page, but for now check out RiRi with Karl

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11.35: Time for Chanel part 2, as the models will do it all again. AND look who's here... Kristen Stewart!

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It's a strong look from Kristen, as she is wearing a short sleeved white Chanel jacket with black shorts and statement black shoes. She is also doing a Karl Lagerfeld, wearing her hair slicked back in a pony and black leather fingerless gloves with chain bracelets.

12.07 As predicted Rihanna has taken to Instagram to post all about her morning at Chanel. Take a look at the close up of her pearls...

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Click here for our report on the collection >>


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Lacrom (Tue Jul 02 17:30:53 BST 2013): In love with Rihanna's dress! http://www.lacrom.com/