The Report: Chanel’s AW15 Brasserie Fashion Show

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    Just try to book a table at Brasserie Chanel… 

    Karl Lagerfeld has done it again at Paris Fashion Week this morning, creating an authentic restaurant inside the Grand Palais, complete with red leather booth seating, mosaic flooring and dark wood cladding, all to showcase his AW15 collection.

    Gaggles of model girlfriends arrived at Brasserie Gabrielle’s maître d’ to be shown to their tables – two lemon teas for the girls reading papers at table 20, olives and grapefruit juice for those perched on stools at the bar. These were just regular girls hanging out over coffee and flirting outrageously with the waiters.

    Except, of course, those girls at the bar were Kendall Jenner and the lesser-spotted Cara Delevingne (she came out of hiding just to open this morning’s show). And needless to say they were the best-dressed clientele we’ve seen in any café ever.

    (See all the incredible Chanel AW15 pictures in the gallery above)

    Karl’s clearly been thinking about our social lives – the clothes themselves oozed glamour but the silhouettes were relaxed thanks to easy realistic styling. He luxed up nylon puffa jackets with the house’s iconic quilting and nodded to flapper fashion with strappy black chiffon dresses, all teamed with slick, side-parted hair and little black headbands. 

    Most models arrived with a gorgeous new coat to throw over the back of their chair (this is an autumn/winter collection, after all) and there were plenty of cool bomber hybrids mixed in with those classic tweed jackets. In other news, the silver waiters’ tray was confirmed as the season’s wittiest It-accessory as several girls came carrying the brand’s new Assiete circle clutch in hot metallic leather.

    Taking inspiration from the everyday is Karl’s speciality (remember the epic supermarché he created for AW14 or the actual street protest he staged last season?) He’s a master showman and, for one day only, Brasserie Gabrielle is Paris Fashion Week’s hottest brunch spot. Reservations essential.

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