Chanel’s spring/summer 2020 show may have received an unexpected guest in the form of French comedian, Marie S’Infiltre, but the collection—a love song to coquettish, Sixties Paris, set against a perfect replica of Paris’s idiosyncratic, zinc rooftops—wasn’t about to be upstaged. As the performer crashed the Grand Palais runway, she was confronted by Gigi Hadid and swiftly escorted out by security, much to the amusement of Cardi B who was seated nearby.

Crucially, today saw the unveiling of creative director Virginie Viard’s first solo ready-to-wear collection (following the death of Karl Lagerfeld in February this year, Viard debuted resort 2020 in May and couture in July). Models of the most long-legged variety—including Kaia Gerber and Rianne Van Rompaey—took to the catwalk in hot-pant shorts and abbreviated mini-skirt suiting, imbued with a distinctly youthful verve.

Vogue’s accessories briefing, direct from the show? Next summer, the Chanel women will be pairing her tweed with sparkling costume jewellery and dressing down her silk, off-the-shoulder blouse with a floral pork-pie style hat.

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Which leads us on to the all-important question of the handbags to carry come spring/summer 2020? Suits were colour-matched with top-handle, cylindrical and rectangular, bags for full-look tweed. Others were rendered in pastel hues, with classic Chanel quilting and chain-straps. There were enormous envelope clutch bags, in butter-soft slouchy leather, tucked under the arm. Frilled shoulder straps; and modern mini bags, just large enough for the essentials. 

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