It was always going to be a glittering affair: fashion’s most fascinating muses, Oscar-winners, supermodels and rising stars of the music and style world, all gathering under one majestic roof in New York to watch the most theatrical and prestigious of the fashion world’s couture shows.
But what’s most surprising about the guests seated in the front row of Chanel’s much-lauded Metiers d’Art runway show in the City That Never Sleeps was how each brought their own personal touch to the party – despite most being dressed by and in Chanel (of course).
Margot Robbie’s LBD wasn’t traditional, but despite risking puff-ball references, brought a touch of high-end Australian tongue-in-cheek to the red carpet. Same, same Teresa Palmer’s choice of jewellery – an ear cuff that’s ubiquitous with Australian beach fashion culture’s upper-lobe piercing. Hers though, glittering diamonds, naturally.
Pharrell Williams – a long time Chanel collaborator who’s not afraid to experiment in the outfit arena – swapped his signature hat and/or shades for the same Cleopatra-like eye makeup worn by the models on the runway. (What his beautiful wife Helen thought, remains to be heard.)
Blake Lively arrived looking fabulous, flanked by a companion who carried her matchy-matchy glitterball handbag – because if you could, you would – and Janelle Monae’s ribbon-embellished braid was precisely what the tag #hairgoals was invented for.
Fashion’s newest muse, teen actress Mackenzie Foy looked exquisite, Westworld star Tao Okamoto left us dreaming of chiffon bloomers and new mother Diane Kruger showed no signs of the exhaustion that comes part and parcel with a newborn. And Taiwanese megastar Gwei Lun Mei’s flare-legged jumpsuit? Well, that had us at hell-oh.
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