There ain't no party like a Chanel party because a Chanel party is full of beautiful people with even more beautiful handbags. As they do every year, Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld descended on the Tribeca Film Festival to host the Chanel Artists Dinner, which celebrates Lagerfeld's favorite people: actresses and other creatives, mostly (but not always) of the indie variety. This year, the party was held at Balthazar, and the arrivals photos were, as always, full of bags and clothes worthy of a Friday morning swoon-fest.
Atlanta de Cadenet
Chanel Jersey Flap Bag
Where there is a Chanel party, you shall find Atlanta.
Chanel Flap Clutch
Sofia has been a fashion industry mainstay for so long that I'm not even 100% sure what she does. She's just chic.
Is it too late for me to grow up to be Joan Smalls?
Chanel Sequined Flap Bag
Harley is a fixture of these parties; when she goes on vacation, I'm pretty sure they cease to exist in New York.
Chanel Tweed Tote
This is a cute little out-and-about look, isn't it?
Chanel Chain-Trimmed Minaudiere
This is a very Newsroom-appropriate party outfit.
Chanel Ladies First Plexi Minaudiere
Karl always likes to throw out a couple of wild cards on his guest lists. This time, the unexpected attendee was Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother fame.
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Constance has clearly done this whole in-front-of-the-camera thing before.
Chanel 11.12 Extra Mini Classic Flap Bag
Karl has had a thing for the children of famous parents lately; Tennessee is the daughter of Elvis Costello's drummer, as well as a musician in her own right.
Chanel 11.12 Classic Flap Bag
Lily is a model who dropped out of Columbia at 19 to work with Joseph Altuzarra.
Prada Studded Bag
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It takes some serious balls to carry Prada to a Chanel party; I have renewed respect for Uma Therman.
Chanel Chevron Timeless Clutch
Minnie Driver doesn't get as much credit for being virtually ageless as some other actresses, but clearly she's doing something right.
Let this photo be reassurance to all of us that even totally gorgeous models are capable of taking a slightly wonky photo.
Chanel Embellished Classic Flap Bag
This model-actress is only 18, but Karl Lagerfeld is great at spotting It Girls before the rest of us are paying attention.
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