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Virginie Viard presented Chanel’s spring/summer 2023 collection at the Grand Palais Éphémère during Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 4, inviting brand muses Kristen Stewart and Blackpink‘s Jennie to sit front row. It was no surprise to see Stewart in attendance — the 32-year-old “Spencer” actor is almost always present for seasonal debuts. She also stars in the French fashion house’s newly revealed black and white film by Inez & Vinoodh, which focuses on the reshaping of identity and embodies some of the dark cinema vibes from Viard’s latest collection.
Fans of Stewart and Jennie, 26, were delighted to see the duo reconnect before the show in a video snippet circulating across the internet. Styled by Tara Swennen, Stewart marked the moment in a striped Chanel logo jumper, a tweed miniskirt, patent combat boots, and chain-link jewelry, channeling her signature glamorized grunge aesthetic. Jennie, meanwhile, embraced bright, spring-ready colors like lilac and robin-egg blue. The singer dressed in head-to-toe Chanel Resort 2023, including a terry-cloth one-shoulder dress, a matching cardigan, black knee-high boots, a pearl-encrusted box clutch, and a single floral pearl drop earring. Her ensemble’s finishing touch? A multicolored “CC” manicure. Other celebrity guests included Naomi Campbell, Camila Morrone, and Charlotte Casiraghi. Featuring a mix of prints and textures — from gingham to the label’s signature tweed — the collection delivered several standout looks. A sequined slip with hidden pockets and pink, wispy feathers at the hem seemed like a contender for your next black-tie event. Oppositely, echoes of the dark-academia trend were prominent in the collection, courtesy of the Mary Janes attached to fishnet socks at varying heights. Additional noteworthy design details included miniature bows, bejeweled drop earrings, and sheer elements.
On the footwear front, Viard sent models down the catwalk wearing the new crystalized cap-toe slingbacks that shimmered with every step, in addition to the aforementioned stocking pumps. Feather-trimmed dresses, metallic fabric finishes, and rhinestone jewelry rounded out the designer’s vision. Overall, the collection conveyed a playful elegance, inspiring a sense of romance and whimsy for the new year.
Ahead, see arrivals at the show, including Stewart and Jennie, who shared a close-up of her statement accessory on Instagram; watch the short movie starring Stewart; and look through key looks from the Chanel spring/summer 2023 collection.