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September 10th, 2010 by Janelle | Fashion Week, Model News, Parties
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Karl Lagerfeld is all smiles as he walks into the Chanel boutique with Blake Lively | All Images Janelle for MDC

As the world’s premier arbiter of taste, Karl Lagerfeld knows a thing or two about throwing a party and last night’s Chanel store opening in Soho was an event to remember. Those lucky enough to score an invite were treated to the sounds of Alexa Chung’s eclectic musical selections and the ambiance of the futuristic Peter Marino designed space. Sipping cocktails and star-gazing was de rigueur, but the true stars of the evening were the exquisite Chanel pieces lining the walls; guests marveled at the detailing on 2.55 bags, J12 watches and took turns marveling at those F/W fur boots before heading out Karl’s private dinner at Don Hill’s. For a glimpse of the goings on and the elegant guests check out our exclusive images from the party.

A look at the gorgeous redesign

The always glam Alexa Chung was DJ for the evening

Some of the stunning Chanel jewelry on display

Starchitect Peter Marino fields questions from reporters

Mannequins sport looks from the stunning fall collection

A newly platinum Abbey Lee Kershaw with Freja Beha Erichsen

Even more covetable Chanel ensembles on the racks

Chanel favorite Elisa Sednaoui and her lovely mother

Video of the F/W show played on the walls

Chanel Iman is all smiles at the party for her namesake.

Russell Simmons enjoyed the evening, so did actress, Rachel Bilson

Diane Kruger in a one of a kind Chanel ensemble

Chanel’s famous cosmetics on display in the new store

Blonde beauty Tori Praever and French superstar Lou Doillon were among the famous guests.

Anja Rubik never fails to delight.

Style mavens Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman and Shala Monroque of POP

W Magazine’s Stefano Tonchi has a chat.

The stunning Constance Jablonski.

Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester and the divine, Edita Vilkeviciute

Actress Maggie Grace and the always dapper Hamish Bowles of Vogue

Social fixture, writer Derek Blasberg

Big Brother is watching you!

Who better to wrap things up than perennial Chanel face, Baptiste Giabiconi?

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  1. Beauty Is Diverse says:


  2. Josh says:

    OMG Abby!!! What did you do to yourself?

  3. Helder says:

    The best…I can’t wait for Karl’s collection for fast fashion!!! Chanel is the pure essence of criation!!!

  4. leo says:

    <3 Constance and Edita!!!

  5. Allia says:

    Everyone looks so gorge.

  6. GP says:

    Anja and Abbey!!1

  7. karrie says:

    love abbey and constance~~~~

  8. Octopus says:

    I think Abbey looks great as a platinum blond!

  9. TeeVanity says:

    I wish I was there seems invite only tho! With all the top models & celebs no regulars!

  10. jake says:

    edita looks the best. im not sure how i feel about abbey’s new hair yet; i think it will work well in editorials and perhaps add something different to shows but i dont think vs would book her for their show with that hair, she literally looks like a child now with her baby face and baby blonde hair. weird

  11. Julie says:

    Anja, Freja, Constance WOW! Abbey…no comment

  12. Joe says:

    I love Abbeys new hair!

  13. Joshua says:

    Wow Constance !

  14. Connie says:

    I’m glad Edita was there, and wow Abbey looks better than ever!

  15. Eugenia says:

    Abbey look stunning with the new hair! It brings out her features even more!

  16. Leo says:

    abbey actually looks good with the haircolour but i want her to have her old long natural boho hair back anyways -.-

  17. person says:

    Abbey’s new hair is weird

  18. Hollywood Sentinel says:

    now this is a proper showcase… Lagerfeld is the tops

  19. Mimi says:

    WOW Abbey Lee Shouldn`t have chananged her hair colour :(

  20. CharLoveyDovey says:

    Diane Kruger is possibly the most beautiful woman on earth, Edita is gorgeous, prefer her darker hair. And Whooaa . ABBEY LEE KERSHAW: at first i just looked at the hair and was truly dissappointed, but after looking at the image different times and studying the way her new hair highlights her features… protissimo!! she looks way more high fashion/blue chip. glad she’s rid of the bob, eww. and if VS doesn’t book her it’s their loss not hers, but ultimately i agree with ^^ BOHO HAIR needs to be revived, abbey was the essential boho girl, but others i think should consider it are: Ana Beatriz Barros, Behati Prinsloo, Jessica Stam or maybe even Sasha P. Gemma Ward rocked dreadlocks for a shoot a while back, Aussie Vogue, and it looked great and Sasha looks s i m i l a r to Gemma, although less angelic and more feline i think. XX

  21. brenda says:

    abbey, why?

  22. Helen says:

    WOW Constance looks fantastic, people have always questioned her beauty but I think this picture shows what a true natural beauty she is! I preferred Abbey with longer hair and darker but the blonde does bring out her features but we’ll have to wait to see what it looks like in Editorials. I shouldn’t forget to mention Freja who looks gorgeous like she always does.

  23. daniel says:

    linda and baptiste,,classic

  24. Norika says:

    Where is Eniko Mihalik? Is she Chanel girl now?

  25. dfr says:

    Anja – wonderful!!!!

  26. Alexandra says:

    Freja is gorgeous, now, always & forever
    Abbey-looks not that bad, I think she knows what she was doing
    but again Beha is unforgettable!

  27. 黄腾 says:

    love Lou Doillon so much!

  28. Diane says:

    Edita is just gorgeous!!!

  29. rebecca says:

    wow!Freja looks fabulous as always!

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