It was only two weeks ago that Chanel’s creative director passed away at the age of 85 – it was a huge loss for the fashion and beauty community. Today, Chanel showcased Lagerfeld’s last show and it was, in the worlds of Lagerfeld “like walking in a painting.” The seats were filled with leaflets that displayed a sketch of him and Coco Chanel with the phrase “The Beat Goes On,” this phrase was also spoken in French by him prior to the show beginning. The overall theme of the show was a wintry village, complete with snow, mountains and Swiss chalets. The show started with a moment of silence to commemorate the late creative director
Longtime friend Cara Delevingne opened the show wearing a long houndstooth overcoat and tweed jumpsuit with a matching hat.
The front row was filled with A-listers that Lagerfeld had become friends with over course of his life, this included Naomi Campbell, Marion Cotillard, Kristen Stewart, Janelle Monae, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Schiffer, and Karen Elson.
The first looks were done in his signature color palette of black and white. Through out the runway show there were pops of color and finally, the show ended with an array of white, angelic looks.
During the final walk, many models tried to hold back tears, this was a very emotional runway show. Karl Lagerfeld began designing for the fashion house in 1983 and continued designing for Chanel for 36 years. Lagerfeld will be succeeded by Virginie Viard.