Guests never quite know what to expect when they walk into a Chanel fashion show, especially since Karl Lagerfeld has created a feminist rally, a life-size faux supermarket, a fully-functional brasserie and a sprawling art gallery (filled with Chanel-inspired works) as his sets in seasons past. During Couture Week, the designer always raises the stakes — pun intended — and for the French label's fall 2015 couture show on Tuesday, he constructed a bustling casino inside of the Grand Palais.
Instead of perching in the front row, Lagerfeld's celebrity friends and muses — Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Rita Ora, Lily Collins and Lily-Rose Depp, specifically — opened the show, walking into the casino to try their hands at the Chanel-branded gaming tables that stood in the center of the runway, while slot machines lined the rest of the venue's walls. Fun fact: Just as Chanel's Paris-Salzburg show in New York brought Depp into the public eye, another celebrity offspring model — Daniel Day Lewis's son, Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis — made his runway debut Tuesday. We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for him as Fashion Month approaches, for sure.
To a soundtrack that included smooth jams from Barry White, the models — all wearing matching wigs with severe black bobs — walked in looks that meant business: shiny dresses and skirt suits; boxy jackets and blazers; sensible slingback heels and a series of voluminous coats and glittery, textural dresses that were made for the red carpet. Kendall Jenner had the honor of closing the show as the couture bride, wearing a crisp double-breasted white coat, slim trousers and a veil-like shawl that floated behind her. The 19-year-old looked so effortless that we're thinking both traditional and non-conventional brides alike will be adding this to their wedding inspiration boards, stat.
See the full Chanel Haute Couture collection in the gallery below.