Here comes the bride...
As Paris Couture Week marches on, Karl Lagerfeld presented his spring collection for Chanel at the Grand Palais, sending out 66 ladylike looks that ranging from waist-cinching tweed suits to fully sequined and feathered gowns. Of course, as it customary with any Chanel couture show, it was the final look that had the most cachet - the coveted Chanel bride, who also accompanies Lagerfeld for his final bow.
This year's honors went to neither a Jenner nor a Hadid, though both families were represented in the lineup, but rather 17 year-old model and actress Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, who took to the runway wearing a blush pink gown covered in ruffles.
Today's walk marks Depp's second runway romp for Chanel, following her debut in December at the house's Métiers d'Art show, where she walked alongside Cara Delevingne, herself a former couture bride several times over, Sofia Richie and Pharrell Williams, among others. The teen has previously starred in an eyewear campaign for the house back in 2015, and is currently the face of the fragrance, Chanel No.5 L'eau.
Lagerfeld-beloved genes run in the family, as Paradis has also been a longtime muse to the designer. In 1991- eight years before Depp was born - she starred in the Jean Paul-Goude helmed campaign for L'esprit de Chanel perfume, and has since been the face of Rouge Coco lipstick and several accessories campaigns. For Tuesday's show, however, Paradis was simply a proud mom, causing Depp to break her studied model gaze for a brief grin as she spotted Paradis in the front row.
Also taking in the show from the sidelines were Ellie Bamber, Alma Jodorowsky, and Anna Mouglalis - a fairly low-key crowd compared to some of Chanel's typical A-List packed front rows, meaning all eyes were focused firmly on the clothes itself.
And that clearly was Lagerfeld's intention, transforming the Grand Palais into a replica of Coco Chanel’s mirrored staircase in her atelier. The hall of mirrors gave attendees a 360 view of the clothing - and plenty of artsy Instagram shots of Kendall Jenner.
Karl Lagerfeld talks about the Chanel's Spring 2017 show: