“The beat goes on…” were the emotional words placed on the seats of Chanel show-goers early Tuesday morning in Paris.
Karl Lagerfeld’s dearest friends — Anna Wintour, Kristen Stewart, Janelle Monáe and Naomi Campbell — all sat front row while a parade of Chanel muses united on the Fall 2019 runway for his final collection.
Penélope Cruz made her catwalk debut honoring the late German designer, holding a single white rose, as she gracefully pranced the snow-covered runway among the picturesque aprés-ski inspired scene. The French fashion house unveiled its first campaign with the Oscar-winning actress back in October.
Cruz stunned in a white feather mini skirt and tiered-ruffled top, while Kaia Gerber followed behind in a parallel winter white feathered uniform. Longtime Chanel muse Cara Delevingne opened and closed the profound show wearing a black-and-white checked tweed look, perfectly complimenting the alpine village backdrop.
Lagereld’s successor, Virginie Viard, subtly appeared on the steps of the magical “Chalet Gardenia” during the shows finale, where she will now take the creative reigns after Karl’s 36 years.
After all, the show must go on.