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Chanel recreates Parisian rooftops for fashion show

On the edge: Models presenting creations by Chanel at the Grand Palais in Paris.

On the edge: Models presenting creations by Chanel at the Grand Palais in Paris.  

Rapper Cardi B and actor Isabelle Adjani among the guests.

Chanel paraded its models along Paris’ emblematic grey zinc rooftops for its fashion show on Tuesday, in an atmospheric recreation of the city’s skyline complete with a brooding sky.

The French brand, known for its larger-than-life sets popularised under late designer Karl Lagerfeld, is one of the last major labels on display as Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, along with LVMH’s Louis Vuitton.

All eyes are on how Lagerfeld’s successor Virginie Viard, who worked behind the scenes for many years at Chanel, will mark her stamp on the brand, after several months in the job.

The latest ready-to-wear collection, for next spring and summer, was decidedly youthful, with cropped, playsuit versions of its famed tweed suits setting the tone, and plenty of coral and red hues. Kaia Gerber, the 18-year-old daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, wore a short, flared white skirt paired with an off-the-shoulder, “Brigitte Bardot-style” tulle top and a mini cowboy hat. Rapper Cardi B and actress Isabelle Adjani were among celebrity guests looking on, as models showed off silver hotpants and dresses with Chanel logo patterns.

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