From the art gallery to the supermarket to the streets to the brasserie, Karl Lagerfeld's tour of everyday Paris continued with the unveiling of The French Collection in Brasserie Gabrielle, a typical Parisian cafe. The spectacle was something we have come to expect of the designer - his turning of the Grand Palais into an elaborate set, his ability to turn models into actresses and, of course, the sense of fun he injects in every Tuesday morning of Paris Fashion Week. All these elements were present in spades as models became Ladies Who Lunch in clashing tweeds and flouncy cocktail frocks.
Puffer jackets are somewhat of a trend for AW15 and here, quilting was executed on several looks in a variety of fabrics: with beribboned seams on sculpted nylon jackets, which also boasted military frogging, in high-shine leather on bomber jackets and matching pencil skirts and even in lumberjack checks for a feminine twist on a menswear classic. Dogtooth and bouclé skirt suits were anything but twee with armour-like quilting layered over the sleeves and cocoon jackets came heavily embellished in shiny, multi-coloured crystals.
Daytime tweeds came with A-line skirts or midi pencil dresses - mesh and feathered detailing added extra texture to the looks. For evening, black LBDs featured white chiffon trims and came with high collars and bowties - the feminine version of Lagerfeld's signature look, if you will, and tiered chiffon column skirts are the new way to do black tie. Monochrome was the predominant colour palette but there were flashes of sand, burgundy, pale pink and navy. Shoes-wise, the block-heeled slingbacks came in two-tone cream and black, while handbags ranged from classic chain-strap numbers in tweed to enamel box clutches shaped like dinner plates, perfectly co-ordinating with the café theme.
Beautiful and certainly fun (BFFs Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne looked to be having a ball as they took to the catwalk together chatting animatedly towards their destination, the bar), this was another Chanel collection to remember.
Who we saw: Florence Welch.
What they wore: A pale pink suit and oversized black felt hat.
In a nutshell: Super-chic ensembles for Ladies Who Lunch.
Shop the Paris Edit.