The Chanel fashion show, Collection des Metiers d’Art 2016/2017 Cosmopolite, was held at The Ritz Paris last Tuesday, and two of the guests most photographed entering the show were Willow Smith and mother, Jada Smith. The mother-daughter duo stopped for some paparazzi photos putting their best fashion foot forward in similar black ensembles. Jada, 45, wore an elegant gown, inspired by black lingerie topped with a fluffy black fur jacket, and held a glimmering silver metallic clutch. Willow, 16, wore a sheer lace vest top tucked into a long flowing skirt, finished off with fur around the hemline. “Mommie Daughter night in Paris,” Jada captioned a snap of the two all dressed up on Twitter, showing that they could pass for sisters rather than mother and daughter. Willow Smith, who many know as Will Smith’s daughter, performed at the Chanel fashion show as the models made their way down the catwalk.
The Ritz Paris has always attracted glamorous stars, but this show tops list with its guests in attendance and stars who were on the runway. Singer Pharrell Williams made a surprise guest appearance on the runway dressed in a stylish look of glittering tweed and ropes of pearls. Models Cara Delevingne, Lily Rose Depp, and Georgia May Jagger also took to the catwalk to present the show named Café Society. The iconic Ritz Paris was made to feel like the café society of the 1920’s and 1930’s, complete with high tea set up on tables around the catwalk.
Seated on the side of the catwalk, Willow Smith played guitar, while brother Jaden and mother Jada, looking stunning in her elegant black gown, watched from their seats. It is easy to see why the family has a reputation for being close, as they all support each other in their artistic endeavors. Willow recently shared the news via Instagram that she is now a Chanel ambassador, thanking Karl Lagerfeld and the fashion house for “expanding the perceptions of ‘beauty.’” Willow has been under a trend watch over the past ten years, as she has come into her own sense of style and beauty. Whether she is rocking a bold red lip, or trying out the latest makeup product, Willow Smith’s beauty looks always seem to be on trend.
Each year, Karl Lagerfeld hosts Chanel‘s Collection des Metiers d’Art show, which highlights the work of Chanel’s atelier houses. These atelier, or workshops, service the Haute Couture industry in the traditional craftsmanship such as embroidery, hatters, glove makers, jewelers and shoemakers. Chanel has been buying these ateliers to preserve the history and carry on the traditions of these small workshops. This spectacular show showcases the various talents of the ateliers and is an ode to the timeless tradition of Haute Couture. The collection shown at Café Society included sequin-embroidered tweeds, tailored monochrome suits, glittering little black dresses, and roses stitched onto skirts and dresses. Among the roses, bows, and ribbons, there were even little Eiffel Towers embroidered on tulle. Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s President of Fashion, told The Telegraph, “We don’t like fast fashion. Our customers want a perfect product and our clothes are too sophisticated, too complicated to make quickly. Our customers know that and they’re happy to wait.”
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