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Chanel Show Opens With Cara Delevingne Followed By Several Industry Majors

The supers turned out to honour Karl.

The fashion world was shaken when news broke of Karl Lagerfeld's deathTributes from fellow designers, fashion lovers and his dear muses poured in on social media.

During Milan Fashion Week, the mass mourning took centre stage, with the German creative director's final Fendi show taking place, during which sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid walked together.

Now, the iconic designer's other major brand, Chanel, is celebrating his incredible vision in his sartorial home of the Grand Palais.

As ever, the Parisian space was completely transformed, this time into a winter wonderland that he had named 'Chalet Gardenia'.

ELLE UK's Cat Callendar, present for the momentous occasion said of the atmosphere in the alpine setting, 'That crispness that you get in the mountains and the uplifting feel that you get skiing or in a snowy environment is what is going on here. It is sad, yes as this is a post Karl moment, but the feeling in here is uplifting and light.'

The show was prefaced with a sombre and respectful minute of silence, before one of Lagerfeld's most beloved muses opened the show - Cara Delevingne.

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Wearing a houndstooth coat, a neck decorated with pearls, and a matching suit and fedora, the British model looked defiant as she walked for her friend's final show.

'Every time I try and write about this man, all i do is cry. He changed my life, he believed in me when so many others didn’t including myself.' Delevingne said of Lagerfeld in a moving Instagram post. 'He is a visionary, a genius but more than that.... a dear friend. Outside of fashion, he was one of the most interesting and caring men I have ever met... His legacy will live on forever. I miss you more than I could ever try and describe. I wish I had been able to tell you how much you meant to me.'

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Penelope Cruz also walked the snowy catwalk in all white, holding a white rose in her right hand.

Fellow supermodels who made their name in the '90s Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer sat front row for the moving spectacle.

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