Sofia Richie and Lily-Rose Depp Make Their Official Chanel Runway Debut as Cara Delevingne Returns to the Catwalk
If the last few Chanel runway shows have taught us anything, it’s that you can always expect a sea of colorful tweed on the catwalk and the hottest group of young up-and-comers with über-famous parents in attendance. Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, has hosted Lily-Rose Depp, the Pinkett-Smith children and Ava Phillippe (Reese Witherspoon’s daughter) to numerous brand events recently, but he took his bond with Hollywood offspring one step further at the annual Métiers d’Art show in Paris Tuesday. He tapped Sofia Richie and Lily-Rose Depp to walk the runway (for the first time!) alongside his longtime muses Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams.
Depp has attended many, many shows in the past (and serves as the face of the brand’s eyewear and fragrance campaigns) but she made her first official catwalk appearance on Tuesday. She modeled two looks, the first a sparkly gold crop top with matching midi skirt, and the second, a black dress with tulle straps and a flared hem.
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Richie has been having quite an entrance into the modeling world, recently walking in Yeezy Season 4 in September and landing the cover of Complex this month. But this is officially the 18-year-old’s most high-fashion runway gig to date (look out for her as the next Fashion Month breakout star come February). She sported the floral headpieces worn by every model in the show teamed with a black and white quilted jacket and a pair of shimmery cropped pants.
Williams has been a longtime muse of Lagerfeld’s and although he’s performed at shows in the past (with Delevingne!) he made his first official catwalk debut modeling a navy outfit with iconic tweed jacket and Coco Chanel’s signature pearl necklaces.
While many models walked and shimmied along to the tune “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (the show was held at the remodeled Ritz Paris hotel), the show had a much more relaxed vibe, thanks in part to Depp and Delevingne. Depp was caught smiling at the “ladies who lunch” in attendance. But no one had more fun at the show than Delevingne. She interacted with guests and twirled around the restaurant all while still serving some serious Blue Steel throughout.
As for other star-studded attendees, Lagerfeld tapped Willow Smith to entertain the crowd before the show by singing and playing guitar. And her big brother, Jaden, was seen entering the hotel wearing a black hoodie, sweatpants and multicolor scarf. (Both were accompanied by mother Jada, looking like Willow’s big sister in a matching black gown and layers of necklaces.)
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