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Cara’s Return, Pharrell in Pearls and Other Highlights From Chanel’s Metiers d’Arts Runway

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This week, the fashion world dealt with a phenomenon that many of us will encounter over the upcoming holiday party season — overbooking. Last Wednesday, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was taped in Paris. On Monday night, the British Fashion Council hosted its re-vamped, star-studded Fashion Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall. And this morning, Chanel staged its 13th annual “Paris Cosmopolite” Metiers d’Arts runway show at the Ritz Paris (Gabrielle Chanel’s former home).

Impressively, Fashion Awards 2016 attendees Jaden Smith and Anna Wintour managed to keep their early lunch date with Karl Lagerfeld. Surprisingly, International Model of the Year Gigi Hadid did not jet to her mentor’s side.

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Of course, even sans Gigi, the craftsmanship-celebrating dining-room-slash-runway was a parade of famous faces. Chanel campaign star Lily-Rose Depp opened the show in a NYE-ready sparkly champagne crop top and skirt duo. #Coolteen Sofia Richie weaved through the lucky luncheoners in a boyish, military-inspired look complemented by a blooming hairpiece. Cara Delevingne (temporarily) came out of catwalk retirement. Pharrell Williams proved pearls aren’t just for girls. Molly Bair, Lineisy Montero, Soo Joo Park, Natalie Westling, Mica Arganaraz and 7-year-old Hudson Kroenig also graced the tweed and tulle-heavy runway.

Sartorially speaking, Lagerfeld cast several fashion favorites: oversized puffer jackets, quilted bombers, PVC shoes, colorblocked over-the-knee boots, fringe. New to the scene were glittering capris, high-heeled oxfords and the ubiquitous floral headgear that we’ll be recreating come spring. Scroll down for Instagram highlights of the event.

Lily opens the show.

ELLE cover girl @lilyrose_depp opens the #pariscosmopolite show. #metiersdart #chanel #paris

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…Later trades tweed for tulle.

When Lily-Rose flashes a smile at ME! With Chanel at the Ritz @lilyrose_depp @chanelofficial @ritzparis

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Pharrell in A-game accessories.

Thank you @chanelofficial #ParisCosmopolite

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If acting doesn’t work out, Cara’s got a future sidestepping in the service industry.

Cara is back #pariscosmopolite @virginiemouzat

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Spot Sophia.

Can’t take it any more #metiersdart #pariscosmopolite @chanelofficial @emirateswoman

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The grand finale.

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…And the man himself.

Karl Karl Karl!!!!! Major show at the Ritz @chanel @ritzparis

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