Chanel Paris Fashion Week show sends Horse down the Runway

Tuesday’s show opened with Chanel ambassador and showjumper, Charlotte Casiraghi, the elder daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco and the granddaughter of Grace Kelly cantering down the catwalk on her male thoroughbred Cousco, while resplendent in a Chanel riding jacket in black tweed and sequins.

Chanel’s Paris Fashion Week shows are legendary for their elaborate set pieces, which in the past have included the Grand Palais transformed into a train station, a shopping mall and a winter wonderland.

And usually the grandiose runway presentation is the hot ticket of Fashion Week with the industry’s biggest names both on and off the catwalk. But For Tuesdays Haute Couture runway, the muses of the late Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld were MIA, despite the brand keeping up their reputation for spectacle by sending a horse down the runway.

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