Could anything be more exciting/excited than a dog sitting front row at Chanel‘s Spring 2016 show at Paris Couture Week? No, no it could not. I have no idea how Karl Lagerfeld feels about “retired” supermodel Cara Delevingne‘s plus one, but I have an inkling we’ll have a good idea by Fall 2016.
When I sat down to compile the photos for this post, I didn’t know that it was going to be about Chanel. As I started looking through our photo agency’s recent archives, though, it became clear that it had to be; no other brand exerts the kind of dominance among high-profile women’s handbag collections that Chanel does.
You’ve likely seen plenty of coverage of the dresses stars wore on the red carpet at last night’s Chine-themed Met Ball, but now, we’re here to do what we do best: look at bags. Sometimes formal events don’t yield a great selection of accessories, but last night’s clutch choices could scarcely have been better.
The Academy Awards, because of their extremely formal and buttoned-up nature, often make for boring bag-spotting. Thankfully, though, this year’s red carpet provided more handbag eye candy than we’re used to. From vintage Van Cleef & Arpels to crocodile and rhinestone Louis Vuitton, there’s plenty to look at in the photos below.