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Keira Knightley Praises Virginie Viard’s Debut Solo Show for Chanel

UNITED FRONT: House ambassadors including Keira Knightley, Vanessa Paradis and her daughter Lily-Rose Depp joined personalities including Claudia Schiffer, Ali MacGraw and Cécile Cassel to take in the debut solo Chanel collection of Virginie Viard, for Cruise 2020, presented at the Grand Palais on Friday.
Viard, Karl Lagerfeld’s longtime righthand woman who succeeded the designer as the house’s artistic director following his passing in February, is the first female designer to head the brand since Gabrielle Chanel herself.
Melding perfectly with the pale green glass-and-steel structure of the venue, the show’s set was based on an old-school train station, with realistic train tracks and signs marked with different destinations including Rome, Venice and Saint-Tropez.
“The fact that it’s going back into the hands of a woman is so unbelievably exciting. Virginie worked alongside Karl for more than 30 years, so she understands the fabric of the house so well, but is now bringing that very feminine, cool touch…Looking at that collection, I was, like: ‘yes, I want to wear all of that, thank you very much,’” enthused Knightley after the show.
Observing the set, a sun-kissed Gaspard Ulliel, just back from a scuba-diving vacation in Menorca, talked planes, trains and carbon footprint.
“I’m really concerned

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