While Karl Lagerfeld busied himself with finishing touches for the Chanel Couture showing this coming Tuesday in Paris, his favorite celebrities clients, stylists and VIP clientele partied away at the Wynn Las Vegas, all on Chanel’s dime of course. Chanel threw a lavish opening night party for Numéros Privés, the eight-day, invitation-only installation mounted at the Wynn Las Vegas on Friday. The French fashion house chartered a fleet of private planes — five from New York and additional flights out of Los Angeles and San Francisco — to bring guests to Sin City for a weekend of fun, fashion and style.
According to Women’s Wear Daily:
Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger, Lily Collins, Rachel Zoe and her former assistant Brad Goreski (with whom Zoe still appeared to be feuding), China Chow, Gia Coppola and Poppy Delevigne were all decked in their finest — for the most part, Chanel — for the cocktail party and tour of the exhibit before dinner and dancing. DJs Alexa Chung and Nick Cohen took the early and late shifts, while retro rockabilly singer Imelda May and her band supplied the main entertainment.
The Chanel Numéros Privés Party:
was a tastefully over-the-top, 10-room tour through the classic house codes. One room was filled with Chanel Bearbrick dolls and matching wallpaper, another displayed fine jewelry among sculpted topiaries. There was a recreation of Coco’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, and a digital room that decoded the making of the 2.55 handbag. It had quilted leather walls. But no room was as popular as the one filled with old-school carnival claw games, where mesmerized guests tried to grab little Chanel gift bags with a mechanical arm.
See below for the party pics and live vicariously through these lucky fashionable set who were privileged enough to attend the events.