Chanel Fall 2013 Couture Show Front Row

Chanel Front Row 1

Chanel’s Fall 2013 Couture show took place at the Grand Palais in Paris, France this morning, with celebrity guests from all over the world taking seats in the front row.

Rihanna: The singer, who was out at dinner in Paris last night, wore a full-length Chanel cardigan from the Resort 2014 collection, making full use of the opening, which acted as a slit to show off her pins. As for the plunge, she decorated it with an array of Chanel pearl necklaces – just not enough to cover that tattoo on her chest. The rest of her accessories included a cream quilted vanity case and cream pumps with a black toecap, both of which are from the Chanel Resort 2014 collection. Even though this look could be considered just-rolled-out-of-bed, I have to say she makes it work for her.

Kristen Stewart: The ‘Twilight’ actress has sat front row at many shows for Balenciaga, but this was her first show during Couture week. No one should be surprised she opted for the shortest shorts Chanel have ever produced, teaming them with a white double-breasted jacket from Chanel’s Resort 2014 collection. Her menswear-inspired look was styled with black leather fingerless gloves, chain bracelets, Jean-Michel Cazabat Evangelina pumps, a slicked-back ponytail and smoky eyes. Love her or loathe her, she totally nailed this look. It’s everything I would expect from Kristen, with an extra dose of attitude.

Clemence Poesy: The French actress selected a Chanel Spring 2013 boucle skirt suit inspired by a classic tuxedo. While it’s an interesting look, it feels weighty. I would’ve loved Clemence to have selected something from the Resort 2014 collection.

Chanel Front Row 2

Rose Byrne: The Australian actress was oozing pure elegance in her Chanel button-print gown with black bow accents on the shoulders. This was my favourite look of this group. The styling is so effortless, unlike some of those above, with silver jewels, a quilted clutch and red lippie providing the finishing touches.

Lin Chi-ling: The Asian actress selected a black slit-to-the-thigh Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 pleated gown with an embellished yoke and buckle-like details on the side. Once again I am surprised that a Pre-Fall 2013 Chanel look is much improved on the red carpet; however, I have to question why one would wear a dress with such a dramatic slit then cover her legs with tights.

Miroslava Duma: The fashion editor was back to her best, throwing on a grey tweed Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 jacket with red-black-and-white trims over her casual Breton-stripe top and cuffed denim shorts. I love the effortless styling, which included platform sandals and her chic chain-accented Chanel hip flask.

Zhou Xun: The Asian beauty was considerably more low key than several of the other attendees, but her look should still be considered chic. She wore a black-and-white Chanel printed Resort 2014 top with a pleather pleated skirt, styling her look with a Chanel Lego clutch and black-and-white pumps.

Who gets your vote for best dressed at this event?

Chanel Runway

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50 thoughts on “Chanel Fall 2013 Couture Show Front Row

  1. Beta

    Surprinsigly I dig Rihanna’s look

    More conventionally, my favourites are Lin Chi-ling and Zhou Xun. From the various chanel events, my conclusion is that Asians do it best

  2. julyol1972

    I like Rihanna’s and Rose Bryne’s (FC, she’s Australian, not American) looks. I don’t like Kristen’s because it feels contrived with the addition of the gloves. The others are just ok, nothing really stands out.

  3. Marko_M

    Completely in love with Rihanna’s and Kristen’s looks. They definitely played to their strong suits. I also can’t remember the last time KStew looked this cool and confident.

    BTW…Rih instagrammed that she went straight from a night out to the Chanel show in the morning :)

  4. Yeliz

    Kristen is my favourite of the bunch. The fit of the jacket, her styling and her attitude is perfect. Can I wish her look to be up for BDOTW as a birthday gift? :)
    My other favourites are Rose (even though her look is a bit OTT) and Miroslava.

  5. Kathy

    Rose and Chi-ling look gorgeous, but overdressed much? I actually quite like Rihanna’s look. She has the attitude to pull something like that off. Kristen is trying way too hard, even her posture and expression scream “I have no idea what I’m doing, and what are these things on my hands?”.

  6. Angie

    1. Rose Byrne
    2. Zhou Xun
    3. Lin Chi-ling (but why the tights??)
    Miroslava is really cute but I like the pockets of her shorts, Rihanna’s dress looks more like a dressing gown and I find the whole look tacky, Kristen’s could have been a nice look with less short shorts and without those try-to-hard leather gloves. Clemence’s look is just bad.

  7. Pedro

    Rihanna looks amazing! Chic, bold and stylish… i love her

    Kristen look is so Madonna-ish

  8. Emmeline

    Rose is my favorite, followed by Lin and then Zhou.

    Logically I feel like I should hate Rihanna’s look, but I don’t.

  9. vicky

    Rihanna looks ridiculous! The pictures of her walking to the venue only enhances the need for a few more buttons to be closed. Attention seeker at its finest.

    Rose and Zhou are the only good things in this post (Clemence as well but totally agening and boring choice)

  10. Magdalena

    My favourites are Rose, Clemence, and Miroslava (I think her platforms are actually by Prada)

  11. gabis

    Even though I loathe the leather gloves I still think Kristen Stewart was the best dressed. You can tell she feels confident and comfortable on it and therefore gorgeous. I’d put it up for BDOTW.

  12. Anne

    Kristen and Rose are my favorites- they represent two sides of the Chanel spectrum. Kristen had some gorgeous barrettes in her hair that I would throw someone in front of a bus to own.

  13. Scarlett

    Kristen and Rihanna just look too try hard. It’s just laughable. I think Rose looks really pretty, Clemence looks fantastic even if it is particularly seasonal.

  14. dee

    My favorite is Kristen. She stanfs out the most for me in a good way. I also like Rose and Zhou’s looks.

  15. Nat39

    Even though her look is a bit too heavy for the season, Clemence is easily the best of the bunch for me, classic with style. Rose – 2nd. Rihanna is a mess, and Kristen teaming such a classy feminine jacket with those shorts and edgy accessories… no.

  16. GGG

    Rose Bryne is the only look I really love. Miroslava Duma is okay… The rest look like they’re trying WAY too hard. Kristen Stewart looks awful.

  17. admmgz

    My favorite is Kristen Stewart. I love the entire look- from her pretty hairstyle with the gorgeous diamanté Chanel bows *courtesy of Ken O’Rourke*, to the classic Chanel top paired with the edgy black shorts & shoes. I adore all of the accessories (including her gloves). The look is young and totally Chanel :)

  18. Christine

    Kristen Stewart is shutting it down!!! Yes BDOTW worthy!!!!
    This is her element.

    Love Rihanna’s look as well.

  19. Tahveeya Chism

    Absalutely gorgous but than again who goes wrong with chanel. love every single line!

  20. Noemi

    It’s the first time I like a look from Rihanna… so strange. Not particularly classy, because of the slit, but I like it. Lin Chi-Ling is the best, for me, even if I don’t understand the tights in july.

  21. Valeria

    Now accents anywhere if you’re older than 8-no, thank you. Tights on a Chinese-normal, it’s 35*C in Shanghai now, and I see it every day. They explain to me it’s their sunscreen. Everyone looks awful except Kristen Stewart, although I am longing for spicier heels

  22. np

    Kristen is the best. She got everything correct – hair, makeup, shoes, clothes and accessories.

  23. kane

    Nobody wows me here, but the runners up are:
    Lin Chi-ling (why the tights again?)
    Rihanna (pretty much the other way round: I like the concept, but slighly more buttoned up would have been nice)
    Zhou Xun (like top and skirt, but shoes and bag are boring)

  24. bijuk

    to my surprise, I love everything about Kristen Stewart look here… my second would be Rihanna and Rose Byrne

  25. Ariadne

    My faves here are from Clemence and Rose.. Kristen’s trying TOO hard.. I’m not buying it.

  26. KatieKate

    Wow, I love seeing people on such opposite ends of the spectrum giving their opinions–so impassioned. I find myself in a bit of a pickle b/c I agree with both ends on both Rihanna’s and Kristen’s looks. Like I kinda’ love ‘em, but I also think they are awfully tryhard and obnoxious. Is that even possible? Anyway, I guess if RiRi had buttoned some more buttons, I would’ve been totally on board, and if KStew had opted for an extra inch on those shorts’ (the gloves actually have grown on me), then I might even have said BDOTW-worthy. But alas, no, I shall reserve said nom for another, but not from this group.


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