As Creative Director, Virginie Viard has been entrusted with upholding the values of the house, while ushering it into a new era.
However, she still found time to pay tribute to Karl Lagerfeld in her first Couture collecton, with a cravat in a nod to his signature flourish.
The collection was an ode to Mademoiselle Chanel's love of literature. Indeed, she once confided to the writer Paul Moran, "Books are my best friends."
Photos: Olivier Saillant courtesy of Chanel