It's no secret, Karl Lagerfeld knows how to put on a good show. From French supermarket inspired runways to Cuban cruise shows, the flamboyant Chanel creative director routinely showcases his designs in style.
However, this year's Paris Haute Couture show on Tuesday night followed a different route, celebrating those who exhaust themselves with needle and thread day in and day out. This year, Lagerfeld places the ateliers in the spotlight.
A-list guests, including Chanel ambassadors Willow Smith and Caroline de Maigret, were invited to a intimate viewing at one of the most luxurious fashion houses in the world. The show took place with the models walking amongst the arrays of fabrics and sequins surrounding the ateliers as they continued working at their stations. All attention was placed on those who tirelessly work to bring to reality the designs that shape the fashion world.
The collection itself was undeniably beautiful, as expected. Fierce tones of black and navy are seen throughout, paired with a contrasting pale pink to perfectly execute the couture essence. The embellishment on the pieces is iconic, making the focus on the ateliers even more dominant.
To end the show, the designer himself took a triumphant bow.
See the best looks below: