Beyonce, Pharrell, Alexa Chung and more at the Chanel Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 NYC show
Karl's carnival hits the Big Apple
Last night saw Karl Lagerfeld host a reprisal of Chanel's Metiers d'Arts Paris-Salzburg collection at the Armoury in New York. The collection was shown late last year in the resplendent Leopoldskron Castle, and since the lineup has already had its big reveal, yesterday was all about the who's who on Karl Lagerfeld's It guest list.
Walking the show were best fashion friends Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner, presenting the traditional Austrian wardrobe and savoir-faire informed collection to the Park Avenue audience. Naturally Pharrell Williams turned out decked out in a reimagined porter's style jacket similar to the one he wore in the collection's celebratory video Reincarnation, in which he starred alongside Delevingne. Superstar model sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid also stormed the runway and fuelled the ensuing Instagram frenzies.
Dakota Johnson and Derek Blasberg cozied up on the front row alongside Alexa Chung who sported a flaired tweed pantsuit in classic Chanel style. Beyonce was in attendance, fresh from her Tidal agreement signing, proudly toting a deep red quilted Chanel handbag and meticulously matching nail polish. Also composing the legion of celebrity guests were; Anna Wintour, Lily Collins, Vanessa Paradis with daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Patti Smith, Geraldine Chaplin and Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore who wore couture Chanel to accept her prestigious award earlier this year.
The stunning show was preceded by a dinner cruise on the Hudson River. Dubbed the SSKARL and sailing across Instagram with the hashtag #CruiseWithKarl, celebrities indulged in the usually touristy journey, posing in front of the Statue of Liberty, dining, and dancing to the music supplied by guest DJ Paris Hilton. Katy Perry, Nicky Hilton, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Jamie Bochert and Sebastian Faena all joined in the jubilation of board.
Take a look at the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 show here.
Julia Restoin Roitfeld
Pharrell and Beyonce
Pharrell Williams with wife Helen Lasichanh