Thai princess, Stephen Chow's latest find: Who's who at the starry Chanel fashion show

Thai princess and fashion designer Sirivannavari Nariratana (left), and Bai Baihe, star of Monster Hunt, the period fantasy that is China's top-grossing movie of all time.
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Someone at Chanel - fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld himself, maybe - has an almost vampiric instinct for knowing who is young and hot.

How else to explain all the rising and up-and-coming stars checking in at the brand's airport-themed show in the Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday?

Here are some of Lagerfeld's famous - and soon-to-be-famous - guests.

Park Shin Hye, the sweetheart of Korean television and star of hits like Pinocchio and The Inheritors.

Tennis star Maria Sharapova, in the front row with photographer Mario Testino and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Bai Baihe, the star of Monster Hunt, the period fantasy that is China's top-grossing movie of all time.

Model Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of singer Vanessa Paradis and actor Johnny Depp.

Thai princess and fashion designer Sirivannavari Nariratana.

Formula One racing champion Lewis Hamilton.

Jelly Lin, a Chinese ingenue starring in Hong Kong comedy king Stephen Chow's upcoming sci-fi film, The Mermaid.

Model Cara Delevingne and child model Hudson Kroenig, two of Lagerfeld's favourite people, taking a bow with the designer. The boy - model Brad Kroenig's son and Lagerfeld's godson - is becoming a regular on catwalks and in advertisements.

Click on the gallery for a look at the rest of the iconic label's airport-themed show.


This article was first published on Oct 7, 2015.
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