It's the Chanel-bots! Models storm the runway dressed as Star Wars-inspired storm troopers as Karl Lagerfeld turns his Paris catwalk into a giant data centre

  • Karl transformed his catwalk into a futuristic sci-fi spectacle at the Grand Palais in Paris
  • Models donned Star Wars-inspired storm trooper outfits and shin guards on the runway
  • The entire venue was turned into a data centre and clothes were inspired by technology
  • Arizona Muse and Taylor Hill walked in show, which was watched by Lily Rose Depp and Usher 

He's created a Chanel-themed supermarket, masterminded a mock airport and even installed a Nordic iceberg on his catwalk, so it's safe to say that Karl Lagerfeld's show is the highlight of Paris Fashion Week.

And, of course, the white-haired creative director, who counts Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner as his nearest and dearest, did not disappoint in the style capital on Tuesday.

Karl transformed his catwalk into a futuristic sci-fi spectacle, with models donning Star Wars-inspired storm trooper outfits on his runway.

Karl Lagerfeld sent models down the runway dressed as Star Wars-inspired storm troopers as he turned his Paris Fashion Week catwalk into a giant data centre

Karl Lagerfeld sent models down the runway dressed as Star Wars-inspired storm troopers as he turned his Paris Fashion Week catwalk into a giant data centre

The grand master of fashion, who last season created an eco-friendly and fully recyclable doll's house for his show, today transformed the Grand Palais into a data centre complete with server racks and his iconic Chanel symbol being re-invented on invites using brightly coloured wires. 

Despite being 83 and having worked at the helm of Chanel since 1983, Karl clearly wanted to send out a message to his millennial fans, who devour information through Snapchat, Instagram and Google.

Models - including Arizona Muse and hot-right-now Taylor Hill - wore cyborg-like white helmets and shin guards with their impeccable tweed Chanel outfits.

Karl, who has a knack for reinventing his iconic Chanel tweed suit season after season, went back to basics with a classic navy and white boucle jackets taking centre stage but injected them with flashes of silver in line with the technological theme.

Not one to be boring, he did add a splash of colour to the runway in the form of brightly coloured baseball caps, painterly flowing maxi dresses and structured skirts slit straight up the front inspired by graphic prints.

Proving that lace will be the fabric du jour next summer, plenty of Karl's models donned lace-trimmed slip dresses and camisoles beneath their jackets. 

Karl's models closed the show all donning tweed and graphic baseball caps worn backwards and slanted to one side. They were teamed with oversized earrings and a range of colorful tweed, lacey slips and flashing handbags 

Karl's models closed the show all donning tweed and graphic baseball caps worn backwards and slanted to one side. They were teamed with oversized earrings and a range of colorful tweed, lacey slips and flashing handbags 

Two Storm trooper-esque models took to the runway in Karl's iconic black and white tweed jackets and skirts with the huge data centre as a backdrop

Two Storm trooper-esque models took to the runway in Karl's iconic black and white tweed jackets and skirts with the huge data centre as a backdrop

Karl today transformed the Grand Palais into a data centre complete with server racks and his iconic Chanel symbol being re-invented using brightly coloured wires

Karl today transformed the Grand Palais into a data centre complete with server racks and his iconic Chanel symbol being re-invented using brightly coloured wires

Accessories included lanyards emblazoned with Chanel logos and completed with tangled wires, as well as flat white wraparound cutaway shoes
Prints were graphic and technology inspired
Edie Campbell, the top British model, walked in the show

Accessories included lanyards emblazoned with Chanel logos and completed with tangled wires, as well as flat white wraparound cutaway shoes. Prints were graphic and technology inspired and worn by top models like Edie Campbell, right

Models - including Arizona Muse and hot-right-now Taylor Hill - wore cyborg-like white helmets and shin guards with their impeccable tweed Chanel outfits

Models - including Arizona Muse and hot-right-now Taylor Hill - wore cyborg-like white helmets and shin guards with their impeccable tweed Chanel outfits

Karl, who has a knack for reinventing his iconic Chanel tweed suit season after season, went back to basics with a classic navy, grey and white boucle jackets taking centre stage but injected them with flashes of silver in line with the technological theme
Models like Arizona Muse, right, donned sexy lace camisoles beneath theirs

Karl, who has a knack for reinventing his iconic Chanel tweed suit season after season, went back to basics with a classic navy, grey and white boucle jackets taking centre stage but injected them with flashes of silver in line with the technological theme. Models like Arizona Muse, right, donned sexy lace camisoles beneath theirs 

Usually the honour of opening the Chanel show would be bestowed upon a hot model but - thanks to their storm trooper hat - this model was unrecognisable 

Usually the honour of opening the Chanel show would be bestowed upon a hot model but - thanks to their storm trooper hat - this model was unrecognisable 

Karl transformed his catwalk into a futuristic sci-fi spectacle, with models donning full Storm trooper outfits on his runway

Karl transformed his catwalk into a futuristic sci-fi spectacle, with models donning full Storm trooper outfits on his runway

Models closed the show by German designer Karl Lagerfeld in an array of his carefully curated designer garments amidst a data centre backdrop

Models closed the show by German designer Karl Lagerfeld in an array of his carefully curated designer garments amidst a data centre backdrop

Karl's clothes for next summer consist of sheer panelled lace skirts and voluminous bomber jackets
Karl reinvented his classic tweed in every colour combination imaginable
Karl clashed pinks, yellows and reds

Karl's clothes for next summer consist of sheer panelled lace skirts, voluminous bomber jackets in bold hues, painterly tweed caps and vibrant green hats

Models wore 80s inspired outfits, including slanted caps, mini skirts and crop tops, which gave a clear nod to the new youth

Models wore 80s inspired outfits, including slanted caps, mini skirts and crop tops, which gave a clear nod to the new youth

Karl proved red, purple and pink can work together in the form of his tweed jumpers and jackets
Jackets were worn nonchalantly over models' shoulders

Karl proved red, purple and pink can work together in the form of his tweed jumpers and jackets, which were worn nonchalantly over models' shoulders 

As well as slanted baseball caps, accessories included hair bobbles fashioned to look like tangled computer wires
Caps came in a variety of hues and styles, including a glitter adorned one

As well as slanted baseball caps, accessories included hair bobbles fashioned to look like tangled computer wires

As well as slanted baseball caps, accessories included 80s-inspired medallions hung on Chanel lanyards
Other models wore medallions around their necks with matching silver earrings
A model walks the runway during the Chanel show

As well as slanted baseball caps, accessories included 80s-inspired medallions hung on Chanel lanyards. Other models, right, wore medallions around their necks with matching silver earrings 

Two models wearing the gear opened the show whilst presenting creations from the new Chanel collection

Two models wearing the gear opened the show whilst presenting creations from the new Chanel collection

As well as plenty of graphic bold prints, Karl went back to his roots with classic hues of navy, white and grey and his dresses came adorned with bows and voluminous sleeves 

As well as plenty of graphic bold prints, Karl went back to his roots with classic hues of navy, white and grey and his dresses came adorned with bows and voluminous sleeves 

Models wore exclusively flat shoes on the runway, including silver and navy ballet pumps
They also wore white broderie anglaise sandals designed with summer 2017 in mind
Karl proved that the Kardashian's signature nipple-baring style will be big news for next summer

Models wore exclusively flat shoes on the runway, including silver and navy ballet pumps and white broderie anglaise sandals designed with summer 2017 in mind

The classic Chanel logo was emblazoned across earrings, jackets, necklaces and some belts in Karl's new collection 

The classic Chanel logo was emblazoned across earrings, jackets, necklaces and some belts in Karl's new collection 

As well as slanted baseball caps, accessories included 80s-inspired medallions hung on Chanel lanyards. 

In keeping with the robotic theme, models donned silver and white block heeled boots and flat two-toned pumps, proving that flat shoes are still big business. 

Karl shocked the fashion world went his sent models down the runway wearing trainers but they went on to become one of the brand's best-sellers and many fashion houses and the high street followed suit.

Canny Karl even took his penchant for technology one step further with data-themed handbags, which flash with brightly coloured lights and personalised messages. The thoroughly modern quilted black totes flash with catchphrases such as 'Hello' and 'how are you?' and quickly became a hit on social media.

Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld proved he has a knack for designing what women want with his short skirts, billowing summer dresses and swingy jackets in a variety of hues - both neutral and bright
Karl has clearly put a focus on jewellery this season with an array of bold silver pieces adorning models on the runway

Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld proved he has a knack for designing what women want with his short skirts, billowing summer dresses and swingy jackets in a variety of hues - both neutral and bright 

An security guard works the room at Chanel's SS17 show, which was built to resemble a huge data centre

An security guard works the room at Chanel's SS17 show, which was built to resemble a huge data centre

Taylor Hill - who is being tipped as the next big supermodel - put in an appearance at Chanel donning a bold blue cropped jacket and painterly pink cap
Other models donned sexy lace skirts and structured navy and white blouses

Taylor Hill - who is being tipped as the next big supermodel - put in an appearance at Chanel donning a bold blue cropped jacket and painterly pink cap, left. Other models donned sexy lace skirts and structured navy and white blouses, right

Karl Lagerfeld, the white-haired creative director, who counts Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner as his nearest and dearest, did not disappoint in the style capital on Tuesday

Karl Lagerfeld, the white-haired creative director, who counts Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner as his nearest and dearest, did not disappoint in the style capital on Tuesday

Taylor Hill was one of many big name models on the runway, right, although Kendall Jenner - who was expected to make an appearance, as well as the Hadid sisters, weren't present 

Taylor Hill was one of many big name models on the runway, right, although Kendall Jenner - who was expected to make an appearance, as well as the Hadid sisters, weren't present 

In the past, Karl has created a Chanel-themed supermarket, masterminded a mock airport and even installed a Nordic iceberg on his catwalk, so it's safe to say his show is the highlight of Paris Fashion Week

In the past, Karl has created a Chanel-themed supermarket, masterminded a mock airport and even installed a Nordic iceberg on his catwalk, so it's safe to say his show is the highlight of Paris Fashion Week

Models donned leather leathers and trousers,
Karl's girls also donned pleated tweed skirts with centre splits
Elsewhere, models wore oversized denim jackets and peachy tights

Models donned leather leathers and trousers, pleated tweed skirts, oversized denim jackets and fishnet style tights 

Karl fused fashion with technology this season
Ben Walsh, HTC's Head of Marketing UK & Europe, noted: 'We expect this trend will only increase in the next few years as fashion brands look for new and innovative ways to push boundaries'

Karl fused fashion with technology this season, with Ben Walsh, HTC's Head of Marketing UK & Europe, saying: 'We expect this trend will only increase in the next few years as fashion brands look for new and innovative ways to push boundaries'

It was all things bright and beautiful on Karl's catwalk on Tuesday
Karl's show looked to the future by fusing technology and fashion
Handbags were few and far between but they had been crafted to light up and flash

It was all things bright and beautiful on Karl's catwalk on Tuesday in a show that looked to the future by fusing technology and fashion 

One model wore layers and layers of silver and pearl necklaces with oversized Chanel medallions on
Another wore more subtle jewels but bared her nipples in a sheer peach top

One model wore layers and layers of silver and pearl necklaces with oversized Chanel medallions on, left. Another wore more subtle jewels but bared her nipples in a sheer peach top

'Chanel’s SS17 show proves how technology and fashion have become increasingly intertwined,' said a HTC expert 

'Chanel’s SS17 show proves how technology and fashion have become increasingly intertwined,' said a HTC expert 

The stellar show was watched from the front row by Lily Rose Depp, who is the current face of the brand, Anna Wintour, as well as Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain.
Many speculated that Kendall Jenner - who is a close pal of Karl and has starred in his campaigns - would walk in the show

The stellar show was watched from the front row by Lily Rose Depp, who is the current face of the brand, Anna Wintour, as well as Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain

Speaking about how fashion and technology are fusing by the minute, Ben Walsh, HTC's Head of Marketing UK & Europe, said: 'From the Met Balls’s Manus x Machina theme this year to Chanel’s SS17 show, technology and fashion have become increasingly intertwined.

'In fact, style and design has always been integral to the design of our phones with our latest Desire Lifestyle handset inspired by the art-deco movement.

'We expect this trend will only increase in the next few years as fashion brands look for new and innovative ways to push boundaries.'

The stellar show was watched from the front row by Lily Rose Depp, who is the current face of the brand, Anna Wintour, as well as Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain.

Many speculated that Kendall Jenner - who is a close pal of Karl and has starred in his campaigns - would walk in the show.

She did, however, return to the US after her sister, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gun point on Monday morning. 

Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love arrive at the Chanel show

Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love arrive at the Chanel show

Carla Bruni Sarkozy looked chic in Chanel
Lily Rose Depp, who is the face of the brand, was the star guest
Vogue editor Anna Wintour was in attendance

Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Lily Rose Depp, who is the face of the brand, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour were all in attendance 

Look cool in a contrast collar shirt like Lily-Rose Depp

Today is the day everyone has been waiting for. Chanel showed their spring 2017 collection and it came complete with robotic heads!

If you're invited to this show, you know you're kind of a big deal and at just 17, Lily-rose Depp made the cut. Of course she has starred in Chanel campaigns, so it was hardly surprising she was on the guest list!

She looked super chic as she arrived in a pretty printed blouse with a cinched in waist that really showed off her tiny figure paired with chic white shorts and heels to lengthen her legs.

This piece isn't available to buy and Chanel isn't up for grabs online, but you can check out the spring 2017 line (right).

If you want to get the look of Lily-Rose, why not bag yourself a black printed shirt and pop on over a pair of your favourite shorts? And we've helpfully lined up some printed tops below to make things easier.

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Pop star Usher looked cool in a black Chanel jacket
Singer and former French First lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, right, toted the designer's invite, which showed the remodelled Chanel symbol

Pop star Usher, left, looked cool in a black Chanel jacket, whilst singer and former French First lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, right, toted the designer's invite, which showed the remodelled Chanel symbol 

From left, Patrick Demarchelier, Lily Rose Depp, and Usher  wait prior to the show kicking off

From left, Patrick Demarchelier, Lily Rose Depp, and Usher wait prior to the show kicking off

Lily Rose Depp showed off her natural beauty as she posed ahead of the star-studded show
Glamorous Spanish Formula 1 driver Carmen Jorda arrived

Lily Rose Depp showed off her natural beauty as she posed ahead of the star-studded show, left, whilst glamorous Spanish Formula 1 driver Carmen Jorda arrived

U.S Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, center,  leaves after the presentation with Roger Federer's wife

U.S Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, center, leaves after the presentation with Roger Federer's wife

Usher checks out the data centre themed venue whilst simultaneously showing off his new Chanel jacket

Usher checks out the data centre themed venue whilst simultaneously showing off his new Chanel jacket

Carine Roitfeld, Derek Blasberg and Lauren Santo Domingo held up the front row

Carine Roitfeld, Derek Blasberg and Lauren Santo Domingo held up the front row

 

 

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