Chanel, Models Crying, Paris Fashion Week 2019

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There was one very special man missing from Chanel's show—and his absence was visibly felt. 

The fashion industry suffered a great loss last month when Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic designer at the helm of Chanel and Fendi, passed away at the age of 85. Chanel carried on with its ready-to-wear fall-winter 2019 show during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday at the Grand Palais, where the runway was transformed into a winter wonderland to evoke what the brand described as a "bright winter's day."

Many familiar faces attended the snowy show, including Penélope Cruz and Cara Delevingne, who strutted the catwalk in the new designs. Meanwhile, fellow stars like Janelle Monáe and Kristen Stewart joined as guests, as well as longtime Chanel staple, Claudia Schiffer

Despite the chilly atmosphere, there was no shortage of warmth as models united arm in arm for the finale of the show. A few wiped away tears, visibly affected by the emotion of the moment and Lagerfeld's passing. 

"The emotional final walk at Karl's last @chanelofficial," InStyle Editor-in-Chief Laura Brown captioned an Instagram video of the moment. "Just like he said in an interview played before, it was like 'Walking through a painting.'"

Brown also documented a sketch by Lagerfeld of him and Coco Chanel walking together given to attendees. "The beat goes on..." he wrote above them. "Yes it does. Karl, I hope you were proud today," Brown wrote with the photo. 

Cara Delevingne, Models, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week

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Cara Delevingne, Models, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week

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Cara Delevingne, Models, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week

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Cara Delevingne, Models, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week

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Kaia Gerber, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week 2019

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Penelope Cruz, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week

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Cara Delevingne, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week 2019

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Claudia Schiffer, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week

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Ashley Benson, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week 2019

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Janelle Monae, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week 2019

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Marion Cotillard, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week 2019

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Kristen Stewart, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week 2019

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Naomi Campbell, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week 2019

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Monica Bellucci, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week 2019

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"What an honor it has been to walk the last @chanelofficial show designed by #karllagerfeld," Cruz wrote online. "What an emotional moment!!!"

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