"On Karl's Boulevard Chanel there were a lot of chic, tweed-clad feminists. With a mannish twist and displaying a collection of tutti frutti tweed and hot pink prints, it was a fresh take on how the Chanel girl wants to dress. The long tweed coats were beautiful, as were the new hued tweeds and day dresses."
Helen David, Harrods Fashion Director of Womenswear
This season Karl Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais into the spectacular Boulevard Chanel, complete with Parisian building facades, the sounds of beeping cars and the ultimate street style collection. Models including Gisele Bündchen, Joan Smalls, Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner traipsed down the street in groups of two or three in monochrome separates, including pinstripe tailored suits (some in glossy patent), top-stitched coats, frill-collar blouses and wide-leg trousers or culottes. Chanel's signature tweeds were reworked in a kaleidoscope of rainbow-hued yarns, some shot through with metallic thread, others featuring jewelled floral appliqués. Accessories-wise, we defy anyone not to fall in love with the gold loafers with ankle straps, the Boulevard Chanel bangles and the newspaper printed 2.55 bags. For his grand finale, Karl took his bow amidst a tribe of protesting models carrying banners promoting feminism. A spectacular line-up and a political statement - what more could we ask for?
Who we saw: Alexa Chung, Laura Bailey, Kris Jenner, Elisa Sednaoui and Chanel ambassadors Poppy Delevingne, Caroline Sieber and Alice Dellal
What they wore: Chanel, of course
In a nutshell: Haute street style
See the Chanel Autumn Winter 2014 show