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Keira Knightley, Marion Cotillard and Clemence Poesy attend Chanel’s star-studded PFW show

The stars were out in force for Chanel’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 22/23 show during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. 

Keira Knightley led the hordes of attendees descending upon the L’Etrier de Paris, with the likes of Marion Cotillard, Clemence Poesy and Leslie Mann turning out in style. 

Keira, 37, exuded glamour as she donned a velvet halterneck dress that featured lace panels across the bodice to tease a look at her phenomenal figure. 

The midi dress, which also featured an eye-catching bow, clung to her slender curves and complemented her mini quilted Chanel bag and two-tone pumps. 

She attended the show alongside her husband James Righton, who looked dapper in a grey suit and open collar shirt. 

Chanel muse Marion, 46, also pulled out all the stops for the show as she slipped into a pair of black hotpants and flashed a glimpse at her toned pins in sheer tights. 

The French actress injected a splash of colour in a vibrant printed blouse and slung a boxy denim handbag over her shoulder. 

Striking: The dress featured lace panels across the bodice to tease a look at her phenomenal figure

Striking: Keira, 37, exuded glamour as she donned a velvet halterneck dress that featured lace panels across the bodice to tease a look at her phenomenal figure

Cute couple: She attended the show alongside her husband James Righton, who looked dapper in a grey suit and open shirt

Cute couple: She attended the show alongside her husband James Righton, who looked dapper in a grey suit and open shirt

Feeling hot, hot, hot! Keira fanned herself with her invite

Feeling hot, hot, hot! She settled into her place on the front row

Feeling hot, hot, hot! Keira fanned herself with her invite as she settled into her place on the front row 

Cosy: Keira cuddled up close to her husband as they waited to take their seats at the runway presentation

Cosy: Keira cuddled up close to her husband as they waited to take their seats at the runway presentation 

Fantastic four: Keira and James sat alongside Marion and Lucy Boynton at the show

Fantastic four: Keira and James sat alongside Marion and Lucy Boynton at the show 

Dressed to impress for the show, French actress Clemence, 39, turned heads in a scarlet leather co-ord, teaming a boxy jacket with flared shorts that highlighted her toned pins. 

The Harry Potter star proved that less is more as she kept the rest of her look neutral by donning a plain white T-shirt and T-strap pumps with a black tip. 

Taraji, 51, looked chic in a sequinned mini dress in an eye-catching tartan print that featured long sleeves and a thigh-skimming hemline to highlight her toned pins. 

Stunning: Chanel muse Marion, 46, also pulled out all the stops for the show as she slipped into a pair of black hotpants and flashed a glimpse at her toned pins in sheer tights

Stunning: Chanel muse Marion, 46, also pulled out all the stops for the show as she slipped into a pair of black hotpants and flashed a glimpse at her toned pins in sheer tights

Turning heads: The French actress injected a splash of colour in a vibrant printed blouse and slung a boxy denim handbag over her shoulder

Turning heads: The French actress injected a splash of colour in a vibrant printed blouse and slung a boxy denim handbag over her shoulder

Sitting pretty: Marion looked phenomenal as she relaxed on the FROW in front of her goodie bag

Sitting pretty: Marion looked phenomenal as she relaxed on the FROW in front of her goodie bag 

The Empire actress layered up with a grey tweed blazer shrugged over her shoulders, while a pair of black heels boosted her modelesque frame. 

Leslie, 50, cut a stylish figure in a fitted black T-shirt that she tucked into a pair of high-waisted glittering trousers. A slick of scarlet lipstick added a pop of colour, while platform pumps gave her some extra height. 

Looking equally as stylish was Sigourney, 72, who dazzled in a sequinned black blazer that she paired with satin trousers and glittering heels. 

The ladies looked delighted as they settled in on the FROW, while Taraji and Leslie were also sitting pretty. 

While the stars were out in force, the heyday of A-list models strutting down the runway is long gone though, with Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber last seen on a Chanel catwalk in early 2020.

Wow: Leslie looked great

Chic: Taraji cut a stylish figure

Dressed to impress: Clemence Poesy looked effortlessly chic in a leggy scarlet co-ord as she joined glittering Leslie Mann and Taraji P Henson at Chanel’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 22/23 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday

Sitting pretty: Taraji, 51, looked chic in a sequinned mini dress in an eye-catching tartan print that featured long sleeves and a thigh-skimming hemline to highlight her toned pins

Sitting pretty: They were joined by Soo Joo Park

Sitting pretty: Taraji, 51, looked chic in a sequinned mini dress in an eye-catching tartan print that featured long sleeves and a thigh-skimming hemline to highlight her toned pins as she sat alongside Leslie and model  Soo Joo Park 

Glam: Leslie, 50, cut a stylish figure in a fitted black T-shirt that she tucked into a pair of high-waisted glittering trousers. A slick of scarlet lipstick added a pop of colour, while platform pumps gave her some extra height

Glam: Leslie, 50, cut a stylish figure in a fitted black T-shirt that she tucked into a pair of high-waisted glittering trousers. A slick of scarlet lipstick added a pop of colour, while platform pumps gave her some extra height

Virginie Viard is the new creative director for Chanel, taking over from Lagerfeld following his death in February 2019.

Lagerfeld was known for his muses, propelling the likes of Gerber, Kendall Jenner and Lily_Rose Depp to super stardom in the years before his death.

In his 36 years as creative director, Lagerfeld’s collaborations with models, ‘it’ girls and the A-list, included show staples like his ‘Couture Brides’ defining the runway shows he oversaw. In turn, the Grand Palais spectacles and well-known faces on the runway attracted the stars into the FROW.

Chic: Looking equally as stylish was Sigourney, 72, who dazzled in a sequinned black blazer that she paired with satin trousers and glittering heels

Chic: Looking equally as stylish was Sigourney, 72, who dazzled in a sequinned black blazer that she paired with satin trousers and glittering heels

Glam: Sigourney was a vision of beauty

Catching up: Sigourney seemed in good spirits as she enjoyed a chat with the Editor in Chief of Vogue China, Margaret Zhang

Catching up: Sigourney seemed in good spirits as she enjoyed a chat with the Editor in Chief of Vogue China, Margaret Zhang

FROW friends: British Vogue's Deputy Editor Sarah Harris joined American Vogue's editor-in-Chief on the front row

Chilling: They seemed in good spirits

FROW friends: British Vogue’s Deputy Editor Sarah Harris joined American Vogue’s editor-in-Chief on the front row 

Three's company: Ines de la Fressange, Julie Gayet and Elsa Zylberstein attended the show

Three’s company: Ines de la Fressange, Julie Gayet and Elsa Zylberstein attended the show 

Meanwhile, Viard, who worked for Lagerfeld since 1987 before her rise to the top job, was described by Vogue in 2020 as ‘the least famous designer in fashion at its most famous house’.

In her previous position as Lagerfeld’s studio coordinator, Viard built up year-long friendships and collaborations with the craftspeople behind the Maisons d’Art, the characters behind the designs instead of the beauties who were dressed in them.

Haute couture is the age-old Parisian tradition of producing exorbitantly priced, made-to-measure garments for the world’s richest women.  

The shows began on Monday with the major fashion brands Dior and Schiaparelli presenting their collections and will conclude on Thursday. 

Wow: The show was packed out as guests clamoured to watch the runway presentation

Wow: The show was packed out as guests clamoured to watch the runway presentation 

Turning heads: The model strutted their stuff down the runway

Turning heads: The model strutted their stuff down the runway 

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