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Chanel Runway: Boater Hats, Bleach Blonde VIPs (Katy, Cara and Tilda) and a Replica of the Eiffel Tower

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From left: Cara Delevingne, Tilda Swinton and Katy Perry at the Chanel Haute Couture fall 2017 show

"The collection was stunning — I'm literally blown away," said Lily Collins, who joined Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in the front row.

"Epic! Sick! Fire! Great! Amazing! It was really beautiful," Tracee Ellis Ross exclaimed Tuesday of her debut Chanel show experience, noting that she especially loved the boater hats. An army of tweed-clad models walked the runway in boater styles ranging from metallic-flecked and multicolored tweeds to sequins to satin — making it the new must-have accessory. "I just might have to rock a hat," Ross told The Hollywood Reporter.

"The collection was stunning — I’m literally blown away," said Lily Collins, who was also a fan of the models’ hats as well as the "pops of color" on their eyes. Collins herself was rocking a bold violet shadow: "We didn’t even know [models would be wearing rainbow bright shadow], but my makeup artist Vincent [Oquendo] was just like, let’s throw on some color."

Other VIP attendees included Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Sofia Coppola and Pharrell Williams (sporting a pill-shaped Chanel purse), as well as bleach blonde trio Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne and Tilda Swinton, all with matching buzzed cuts.

For Chanel’s fall-winter 2018 Haute Couture show, creative director Karl Lagerfeld staged a charming Parisian garden beneath a scale model of the Eiffel Tower inside the Grand Palais. Much like the iconic Parisian structure, the clothing was quintessential Chanel — ladylike tweed dresses and suits, rounded-shoulder jackets, black-and-white pearl earrings (in an oversized ’80s clip-on style) and patent boots all with a focus on craftsmanship. A stellar lineup of eveningwear, including a midnight-blue chiffon frock with crystal accents and a leather and feather-rosette embellished black silk chiffon gown, will likely have Hollywood stylists clamoring to get their hands on it — along with those boater hats, of course.

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