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Why are these models protesting?

Last updated on: October 01, 2014 18:44 IST
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Karl Lagerfeld erected a Parisian boulevard and had models stage a protest!

Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

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Karl Lagerfeld's latest show for Chanel made a bold statement.

Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

Set in a faux Parisian boulevard, Lagerfeld's show was a protest.

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

Models walked down the 'streets' holding up signs as diverse as "Make fashion not war" to "He for she," (taking cue from Emma Watson's UN speech) and "History is her story."

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

Lagerfeld's feminist rally looked like a Forbes richest models list and included the likes of Gisele Bundchen.

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

Also walking the runway for Lagerfeld was Liu Wen (R), who made $7 million last year according to Forbes.

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend Toni Garrn who had put up a stylish appearance at the amfAR gala recently is seen here (R) walking for Lagerfeld.

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

Givenchy girl Ming Xi was a vision in white.

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

And model Edie Campbell showed pinstripes need not always be formal and boring

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Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

And then there was Joan Smalls, the seventh highest earning model according to Forbes this year.

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Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem was evidently an inspiration behind these glasses

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Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

But for most part, the collection was feminine formal.

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

From staid formal dresses... 

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Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

To funky ones with geometric patterns!

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Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

There was one with a pair of golden leggings...

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Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week

And this one on fashion weeks' latest sweetheart, Kendall Jenner.

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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