Anna Wintour looks typically chic in pastel tweed dress


Laura Bailey, Anna Wintour and Sofia Coppola were leading the stylish arrivals at the glamorous Chanel Haute Couture fashion show in Paris on Tuesday. 

Model Laura, 40, wowed in a sheer black and white Chanel dress which she teamed with black sunglasses and dark tights.  

Former Vogue editor Anna, 71, looked typically chic in a light pink and yellow tweed dress and her signature dark sunglasses as she took in the Fall-Winter 2021-2022 collection. 

Meanwhile American actress Sofia, 50, also looked incredible in a smart black and white blazer and matching skirt which she wore with a silver and pearl-studded belt. 

Chic: Laura Bailey (pictured), Anna Wintour and Sofia Coppola led the stylish arrivals at the glamorous Chanel Haute Couture fashion show in Paris on Tuesday

Icon: Former Vogue editor Anna, 71, looked typically chic in a light pink and yellow tweed dress and her signature dark sunglasses as she viewed the Fall-Winter 2021-2022 collection

Icon: Former Vogue editor Anna, 71, looked typically chic in a light pink and yellow tweed dress and her signature dark sunglasses as she viewed the Fall-Winter 2021-2022 collection

Beauty: American actress Sofia, 50, also looked incredible in a smart black and white blazer and matching skirt which she wore with a silver and pearl-studded belt

Beauty: American actress Sofia, 50, also looked incredible in a smart black and white blazer and matching skirt which she wore with a silver and pearl-studded belt

Spectacle: The show was wedding-inspired, with the models all lining up to show off their designs at the end

Spectacle: The show was wedding-inspired, with the models all lining up to show off their designs at the end

Anna completed her look with a statement pale blue pendant as she chatted to a male friend in the crowd and had on a pair of grey and white snakeskin heeled boots while wearing her blonde tresses in a sleek cropped do.  

French actress Lyna Khoudri, 28, also made a stunning appearance at the show, putting on a leggy display in a black and white mini dress, while Canadian artist Chloe Wise wowed in a navy and white striped suit. 

After going digital in January, Paris Haute Couture Week is back, with big-name labels staging physical shows to unveil their autumn/winter 2021 collections.

The fashion industry has taken a hit this past year as a result of the pandemic and, as former editor-in-chief of the fashion bible, Anna has seen it all.  

Glowing: Laura teamed her gorgeous dress with a black embellished handbag and wore her blonde tresses in beachy waves

Glowing: Laura teamed her gorgeous dress with a black embellished handbag and wore her blonde tresses in beachy waves 

Impressed: Anna completed her look with a statement pale blue pendant as she chatted to a male friend in the crowd

 Impressed: Anna completed her look with a statement pale blue pendant as she chatted to a male friend in the crowd

Star: French actress Lyna Khoudri, 28, also made a stunning appearance at the show, putting on a leggy display in a black and white mini dress

Chic: Canadian artist Chloe Wise wowed in a navy and white striped suit

Stars: French actress Lyna Khoudri, 28, (left) also made a stunning appearance at the show, putting on a leggy display in a black and white mini dress, while Canadian artist Chloe Wise (right) wowed in a navy and white striped suit

Stunning: Models walk the runway during the Chanel Couture Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week

Stunning: Models walk the runway during the Chanel Couture Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week

At the start of the pandemic, Anna expressed her gratitude for those supporting American designers affected by the pandemic through the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, A Common Thread.

‘I have been so moved by acts of philanthropy in the fashion community in particular, and, of course, by the many donors large and small who have supported A Common Thread, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund we’ve created to help American designers in this challenging time,’ she wrote in a piece for Vogue.

She urged readers to hear the stories of these designers: ‘Listening to these incredible talents talk without pretense about what they’re going through is a profoundly emotional experience. It reminds you that our fashion community is exactly that—a community of people, who need our help as never before.’ 

Radiant: Sofia wowed in the smart Chanel suit which she accessorized with a quilted Chanel bag and gold bracelets

Radiant: Sofia wowed in the smart Chanel suit which she accessorized with a quilted Chanel bag and gold bracelets 

Fashion: Anna (centre) and American editor-at-large of Vogue magazine Andre Talley watched the show

 Fashion: Anna (centre) and American editor-at-large of Vogue magazine Andre Talley watched the show

Talent: Lyna Khoudri is an Algerian-French actress best known for her role in the Sofia Djama-directed film Les Bienheureux

Talent: Lyna Khoudri is an Algerian-French actress best known for her role in the Sofia Djama-directed film Les Bienheureux

Anna herself landed in controversy last year after she admitted to allowing ‘hurtful and intolerant’ behavior during her 32-year reign at the fashion magazine, as well as conceding that she had not done enough to champion black staffers and designers. 

The editor made the confession in a company-wide memo released during the nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd. 

Several months following the memo, a group of 18 Black journalists who have worked with her over the years accused her of favoring employees who are thin, white, and from elite backgrounds in a piece published by the New York Times

Pals: Sofia was joined by french actress and model Carole Bouquet as she attended the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show

Pals: Sofia was joined by french actress and model Carole Bouquet as she attended the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show

Glam: Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 21, and Carole posed for pictures together as they headed inside the venue

Glam: Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 21, and Carole posed for pictures together as they headed inside the venue 

Edgy: French actress Alma Jodorowsky turned heads in a string Chanel vest and black leather skirt

Edgy: French actress Alma Jodorowsky turned heads in a string Chanel vest and black leather skirt

Eleven of them called for her resignation following offensive incidents involving her use of the word ‘pickaninny’, and other cultural appropriation controversies, including outrage over a 2017 Vogue shoot that featured Karlie Kloss posing in a geisha outfit, with her face in pale makeup and her hair dyed black. 

The photo shoot in Japan drew immediate accusations of ‘yellowface’, however Wintour reportedly shut down concerns from her staff, insisting that the pictures could not be cut because it would incur an ‘enormous expense’. 

In December she received was promoted to global chief content officer of Condé Nast and global editorial director of Vogue. 

Wow: One of the models wore a stunning white wedding gown and carried a colourful bouquet of flowers in her hand

Wow: One of the models wore a stunning white wedding gown and carried a colourful bouquet of flowers in her hand 

Glowing: Lyna wore her brunette tresses slicked back and opted for a very natural covering of makeup

Glowing: Lyna wore her brunette tresses slicked back and opted for a very natural covering of makeup

Commanding attention: Naama Preis showed off her slim frame in a tweed crop top and floaty skirt

Commanding attention: Naama Preis showed off her slim frame in a tweed crop top and floaty skirt 

Style: The models had on a series of incredible looks as they made their way down the typically elaborate Chanel runway

Stylish: The clothes wowed the crowds at the event in Paris

Style: The models had on a series of incredible looks as they made their way down the typically elaborate Chanel runway

Incredible: Chloe showed off a hint of her toned abs in the suit which she wore over a tiny white ribbon design crop top

Incredible: Chloe showed off a hint of her toned abs in the suit which she wore over a tiny white ribbon design crop top

Beautiful: This week's shows mark a return of runway fashion following the pandemic

Beautiful: This week’s shows mark a return of runway fashion following the pandemic 

Monochrome: One of the models wowed in a black and white gown which was teamed with pink heels

Monochrome: One of the models wowed in a black and white gown which was teamed with pink heels 



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