On Tuesday Karl Lagerfeld presented Chanel's Spring 2013 collection at Paris Haute Couture Week in the city's Grand Palais. As usual the event was quite the spectacle, set against the backdrop of a romantic forest using the sound of chirping birds for authenticity and featuring two Chanel brides with a couture clad page boy in tow.
While our Fashion Director Susannah Frankel has already delivered her verdict on the show itself, we couldn't wait to see the painstakingly produced pieces in action behind the scenes. Luckily Chanel were only too happy to let us have some exclusive photos of the models from Lindsey Wixson to Edie Campbell getting ready backstage.
Take a look through the gallery above where you'll find Karl's 'woodland princesses' laughing, posing and putting the final touches to their looks before they hit the catwalk.
Watch the making of a Chanel Spring 2013 Couture gown