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Chanel RTW Fall 2019

It started with bells chiming. Not ominous and dirge-like, but bells that chimed brightly. As they rang, the models exited through the door of a charming structure, its signage reading, “Chalet Gardenia.” They looked ready to embark on a stroll through the surrounding vast, snowy mountain retreat, but instead took positions in front of the chalet’s facade. It wasn’t St. Moritz, but a winter wonderland sprung from Karl Lagerfeld’s imagination.
Just before, the event’s 2,600 guests had milled about. They included celebrities — Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell Janelle Monáe, Kristen Stewart, Stella Tennant among them — and a large contingent of clients who had flown in to pay their respects and take in this moment of fashion history. Done up in their Chanel best, they presented an impromptu treatise on brilliant branding — the looks all unmistakably Karl’s Chanel, yet the variety so rich that this diverse band of loyalists could exercise self-expression, from chichi to casual, and even off-beat.
All had settled into their seats well before the models exited Chalet Gardenia. Once the models took their places, a voice announced a minute of silence. The sudden quiet awed, each guest’s private contemplation part of a palpable communal tribute. To mark

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