Wednesday 17 July 2019

Cara Delevingne leads emotional farewell in Karl Lagerfeld's final Chanel show

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Cara Delevingne (2nd L) and models walk the runway during the finale of the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Cara Delevingne (2nd L) and models walk the runway during the finale of the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Eddy de Pretto attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Ashley Benson attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Marion Cotillard attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Janelle Monae attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Monica Bellucci attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Cara Delevingne walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Penelope Cruz (2nd R) walks the runway during the finale of the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Penelope Cruz walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Cara Delevingne and Penelope Cruz led the finale runway in what was Karl Lagerfeld's final collection for Chanel.

The British supermodel (26) has long been a muse of a the late designer, who died of pancreatic cancer last month, and fronted the final lap of models at the brand's Paris Fashion Week show this morning, during which some models struggled to keep in their tears. Chanel transformed the Grand Palais into a winter wonderland with inches of fake snow, a ski lodge and makeshift mountains while fashion editors and celebrities observed from the front row. Cruz, who worked with Lagerfeld a number of times over the years, was also one of the well-known stars to walk the runway and honour the designer.

17-year-old Kaia Gerber, who has been walking for Chanel for nearly two years, was also visibly touched by the celebration of his life's work.

Kristen Stewart, who is the face of the French fashion house's makeup range, wore a navy blue catsuit emblazoned with the Chanel logo, while Naomi Campbell, Janelle Monae and Claudia Schiffer were all in attendance. At the start of the show, guests observed a one minute silence for Lagerfeld, who had been at the helm of the brand for 35 years.

Penelope Cruz (2nd R) walks the runway during the finale of the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Penelope Cruz (2nd R) walks the runway during the finale of the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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