Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Chanel RTW Spring 2024


Yesterday Paris Fashion Week closed as always with Chanel RTW 2024. (The show starts 3+ minutes in). We were there on the outside gawping…in the rain.

Last time Chanel went to a canal or a tunnel for the show. Fortunately yesterday they were back at Grand Palais Éphémère 🤸‍♂️ The show sites of major houses is kept a big secret, unless you’re in design school, know a buyer or someone with an invitation.

We checked. 

My partner in crime C.M. sleuthed out the site the day before and saw them setting up the gold chairs. Yay 🤸‍♂️

This camellia-covered coat was a hottie. Camellias only on the front. You don’t want to sit on your Chanel camellias, crushing them…

Many attendees, same as us, like to gawp at the parade and take pictures. The only difference is their obligatory Chanel quilted bags, tweed jackets and other C-labeled accoutrements.

Men attending can get just as Chanelized head-to-foot.

Men are happy to pose for photographers too.

There are always a few tragic poseurs, sans invitation, parading around in their own creations.

What some were wearing on their feet 

*WWD says hats are back both on and off the runway

At the start of the show, you see mostly elegant backs

We went and got a coffee ☕️ during the 15 minute show & I bought a new umbrella ☂️ from the tabac I didn’t need. The rain stopped.

At the end of the show everyone is relaxed. Par hazard I captured Derek Blasberg. Most names escape into SUVs near the entrance. You can hear the fan’s screams.

Clutching their goodie bags.

Temperature is not a factor for attendees. It was chilly in the 60’s

This classic red wool jacket was a winner we saw several times.

A very un-Chanel looking jacket/suit, but she’s got the earrings, necklace and gold-chain bag.

The runway models come out last, very happy its over.

I’m thinking of getting a Chanel double C tattoo. The closest I’ll come to a Chanel accessory (which is fine with me).

You can own a Chanel map for even less in my Etsy shop.

Have you seen the best yet documentary, Chanel Unbuttoned? I highly recommend it 👍 BONNE TUESDAY PBers ❤️


  1. Anonymous2:23 AM

    What fun!

    1. Anonymous2:27 AM

      It is a hoot! Almost better watching than attenting…almost.

  2. Linda Karber2:36 AM

    Thanks so much for letting us see the clothes through your eyes. Loved the last photo of the red jacket. What color umbrella did you purchase at the tabac?

    1. Anonymous3:05 AM

      Sonia knock-off striped ☂️

    2. Linda Karber7:00 AM

      I was sure it would be red, maybe with black dots? Your striped one will have style, as everything you do is stylish!

  3. Anonymous2:55 AM


    1. Anonymous3:03 AM

      It’s Paris couture baby
      Of course it’s overpriced 👍

  4. Sukicart4:31 AM

    Saw a few fashion week people here and there-amazing.

    1. Anonymous5:46 AM

      They do doll themselves up don’t they.
      I caught one tweed-jacketed gal shooting 📸 her croissant 🥐
      She was not best pleased 😂

  5. Really enjoyed this! I liked the few photos of women wearing flat shoes.Do share your Chanel tattoo, you could just paint one on yourself!

  6. Anonymous7:18 AM

    Chanel map is brilliant. The dangling cigarette….

  7. Bonnie L8:09 AM

    All this for a 15 minute show?! Oh well, def worth dressing up for. Love watching the posers! I vote for the tattoo!

    1. Anonymous11:16 AM

      All the shows run about 15 minutes for 100 pieces to be show
      A lot of effort goes into it ❤️

  8. Anonymous10:35 AM

    Love anything Chanel! Despite her controversies she lives on. Even my 7year old grandchild is into pearls and quilted bags..fragrance and cute shoes. Thank you for being out in the rain to take pictures. The industry hires many behind the scenes to weave and produce all the trimmings and dedicated talent for us to admire if not buy.

    1. Anonymous11:17 AM

      So true. Her style lives on and we all benefit in the cut & ease of our clothing ❤️

  9. Anonymous10:56 AM

    Really enjoyed this post on Paris fashion and all things Chanel. You have the most grand adventures Carol. Thanks for taking us along.-Suzanne P.

    1. Anonymous11:15 AM

      Thanks, I do Suzanne P. Life in Paris is way more interesting than it was in NYC ❤️

  10. The BEST Paparazzi we have here in Paris <3 Stunning shots Carol! Love them! Especially the first one :-) I also see Derek Blasberg in one of your photos. I remember when I met him in Copenhagen at a Fashion Week Party, 11 years ago!! Time flies!!

    1. Anonymous2:33 AM

      Sharp eyes Solli 👍

  11. Anonymous9:33 PM

    Merci! That was sooo fun seeing the attendees & are the best for giving us a glimpse...........Merci Merci

  12. Anonymous2:04 AM

    Love seeing this every year Lynne

  13. A Chanel tattoo would be very fitting on you!

  14. Anonymous7:25 AM

    These fashion photographs are absolutely awesome!
    I am loving these street-style photos of all of the fashionistas, outfit fashions, and haute couture outside the Chanel RTW 2024 close of Paris Fashion Week


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