Karl Lagerfeld greets the audience on the runway. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, was feeling bookish this season – or so implied the unmistakable Parisian book booths, usually found along the Seine, that he recreated for his autumn/winter 2018 couture show this afternoon. It was the latest chapter in the great Chanel set story, which has seen the brand’s regular Grand Palais location transformed into a casino, supermarket and a space station. Lagerfeld was joined to take his bow with model of the moment, Adut Akech, who had the honour of being this season’s couture bride. Dressed in a mint suit, rather than the customary white, her ensemble took the audience by surprise. Read the reaction and show review here.


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