Models Cried on the Runway During Lagerfeld’s Final Chanel Show

For Karl Lagerfeld’s final show, Chanel welcomed guests to a glamorous winter wonderland at the Grand Palais in Paris.

All who attended, including models and celebrity personnel like Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart and Penelope Cruz, observed a minute of silence in memory of Lagerfeld, who passed away last month on February 19.

Lagerfeld, a legendary designer with many couture brands under his belt, was known for his incredible shows. Of them were magical forests to underwater kingdoms to majestic waterfalls—the more elegant and over-the-top, the better. Unfortunately, Lagerfeld had fallen too ill to attend his most recent couture show this past January, it was set against the dignified Villa Chanel.

For the final show, no detail was spared. Chanel skis, faux mountains, piles of snow, fake smoke blowing out of chalet chimneys.

Each guest also received a glamorous keepsake by which to remember Lagerfeld. The emotional finale was set to David Bowie’s Heroes, and models were seen in tears as they walked alongside Delevingne.

By the end, though, sorrow became joy as the audience offered a standing ovation for Lagerfeld, whose legacy in fashion will remain long past his time.

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