July 4, 2017

Front Row @ Chanel Fall 2017 Couture

Posted by Rachel Watkins

The front row of the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2017 show at the Grand Palais on Tuesday (July 4) was especially star-studded this Paris Fashion Week season with so many stylish notables in attendance—and dressed in their Chanel best, naturally.

Kristen Stewart: I never imagined a cropped, sequin jumpsuit could look so relevant. But, I credit its seamless appeal to the minimal styling surrounding as Kristen makes it work with her sheer lack of accessories save for her classic black pumps and, of course, that edgy platinum buzz cut.

Pom Klementieff: The quintessential cool girl, Pom never ceases to impress with her inspired, impossibly chic style. My obsession continues with this look that provided an unexpected twist on classic Chanel tweed with this reverse jacket—with lapels cut low in the back—paired with black, cutoff denim and metallic heels. From the classic buttons, to the rebellious fray of the pant hem, to the singular sunny spark radiating from the quilted handbag, it’s the details here that make all the difference.

Cara Delevingne: Rounding out this trio of icy blondes, Cara also was on top form in her particular brand of edginess that actually didn’t involve a leggy mini this time out. Still, those slouchy, metallic trousers made her pins look a mile long. She rounded out her style warrior look with a Chanel choker and arm cuff along with a flirty, hot pink eye shadow that put plenty of pretty spunk into the look.

Tilda Swinton: We cannot forget Tilda and her own signature platinum ’do that certainly imbues each of her looks with style-forward spirit. You might think this neutral collection of beige and off white would fall flat, especially with her hair. But, not so, as the tweedy jacket and plisse skirt radiated with sophistication; the final perfect touch being the hint of gold metallic in her shoe.

Lily Collins: Girl-next-door meets glam fashionista in this enviable statement, where Lily showed how faultlessly Chanel’s highly decorative, embellished top can be worn with a cropped pair of Levi’s boyfriend jeans. I was already in love with how effortlessly chic the starlet wore this ensemble, but the added panache of pretty, sapphire eye makeup and loose, flirty waves only elevated the look to another level.

Julianne Moore
: Leave it to Julianne to bring delightful elegance to the proceedings in a charming, little black dress, this one enlivened by its intriguing lacquered textile treatment and embellishment.

Pharrell Williams: Dear Pharrell. How is it that you can don a hippie-dippy tie-dye T-shirt, granny’s pink sweater, a Chanel sunglasses case, torn denim, and neon-yellow kicks, and still manage to look cool (and crazy) in all the right ways.

Rowan Blanchard: While this tweed number may have seemed a rather grown-up choice for the young starlet, the shrunken proportions and peppy shine of embellishment kept it suitably sweet.

Katy Perry: We should now be convinced that the platinum blondes are definitely having more fun. I love how Katy’s icy crop played so well with this black-and-white, astronaut-printed tunic and skirt-shorts combo. The look had her on her best style behaviour, but wasn’t without signature Katy sass in the galactic silver pumps that only made it more impressively out-of-this-world.

Liu Wen: With a tongue-in-cheek ‘Gabrielle Chanel, Coco’ T-shirt and faded, pocket jeans, Liu wasn’t about to take her ensemble too seriously. It was a refreshing, laid-back offering in the mix.

Alma Jodorowsky: Playfully flirty, Alma donned a sculptural Chanel frock styled with oversized logo earrings and fringe-y booties.

Tracee Ellis Ross: Leave it to Tracee to spike up this more conservative embellished top and raw white denim with a pair of red-and-black booties. But, they were just too obtusely, attention-grabbing for their own good.

Claudia Schiffer: This jumpsuit merged refined ease with a lounge-y, onesie mood. It was the uneven cuffs that made it all seem a bit more haphazard, but her accessories including retro-inspired white shades, a translucent purse, and studded flats that saved the day.

Kaya Scodelario: I love the whimsy of the golden owl motif on her cross-body bag that provided a lighthearted spin on these charming separates.

Anna Mouglalis: Timeless tweed also took over Anna’s look, which looked more to an autumnal colour palette.

Sofia Coppola: While Sofia maintained her no-muss, no-fuss sense of style, I love that she brought a variation on the dress’s blue hue to her subtle eye makeup to boost the look—along with the pop of her bubblegum-pink Chanel bag.

Belen Chavanne: Belen was fully ready to kiss summer goodbye in her all-black look that certainly had a more sombre, heavy vibe especially with her loafer heels. But, there was still a sense of intrigue in the black studded sweater reminiscent of a constellation of stars in the night sky, edged up with the leather flared skirt.

Calu Rivero
: This classic black-and-white combo had Calu bringing a more delicate air of femininity to her high-waist trousers with the sheer, white ruffle blouse.

Pom proved herself the ultimate Chanel girl here, with memorable looks from Lily, Cara, and Katy, too. Who was your favourite?

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