It was a moment for the fashion industry to come together, and honor one of its greats, Karl Lagerfeld, at Grand Palais in Paris. With monumental portraits of the designer framing the vast Grand Palais, guests arriving for the “Karl For Ever” celebration gaped with awe, wonder, respect and affection for Lagerfeld, who enjoyed an unprecedented career in fashion.
A large number of fashion designers, business titans, models, actresses and artists, politicians and society figures were invited to the celebration, organized by the houses of Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld — a cooperation in and of itself unique — and conceived by theater and opera director Robert Carsen.
Here are the highlights of the event in photos.
Alasdhair Willis and Stella McCartney
Carla Bruni Sarkozy and Farida Khelfa
Charlie Siem and Helen Mirren
Fanny Ardant and models
Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl
Princess Caroline of Hanover and Charlotte Casiraghi
Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo
Valentino Garavani and Gigi Hadid