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
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
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.
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?