Guests at Karl Lagerfeld’s last show for Chanel included Claudia Schiffer, Janelle Monáe, Kristen Stewart, Stella Tennant, Ellie Bamber, Brandi Quinones and Naomi Campbell, along with international press and VIP clients.
Standing out against the snow, dressed in a dramatic, beaded, ancient Egypt-inspired look from the house’s the Métiers d’Art collection, Monáe described the show as being “deeply emotional and magic at the same time.”
“I think you could feel his presence here today,” she said, adding: “Chanel was the first fashion house to invite me to a couture show. I hadn’t even put out my first album, and here I was in Paris. It’s always an experience that I take with me. Every time I leave, I feel inspired as an artist to create more memorable experiences.”
Kristen Stewart and Janelle Monáe
Campbell remembered Lagerfeld as “always witty, always upbeat. He had a great memory and we always reminisced. He said I had a great memory, I said he had a great memory.”
Like many guests, she recalled his biting humor. “He said so many things that were so blatantly honest and true. He didn’t mince words, as you know,” she said. But mainly, it was his work ethic that left an impression.
“He worked until