Margot Robbie Leads The FROW At Chanel, Where An Actual Horse Galloped Down The Runway

After several seasons of virtual shows, Chanel returned to the runway in spectacular style...

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by Hannah Banks-Walker |

While we've been somewhat starved of a Chanel spectacular, the likes of which we obviously didn't see during the pandemic, today the fashion house returned to the catwalk with an almighty bang. To showcase the spring/summer 2022 haute couture collection, Chanel gave us celebrity guests, incredible clothes and, er, a horse?

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Charlotte Casiraghi at Chanel

Let's start with the horse, because that's exactly what Chanel did. Opening the show was Charlotte Casiraghi, granddaughter of Grace Kelly, who sat atop the horse in a jacket made of black tweed and sequins. Galloping down the catwalk, Casiraghi's appearance made for the social media moment the virtual shows just weren't able to provide, proving that fashion is very much back in business.

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On the front row, Chanel ambassador Margot Robbie made a case for winter whites. The actor wore an oversized jacket with ankle boots and a teeny tiny Chanel bag, all in the snowiest shade of white.

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Sofia Coppola

Meanwhile, Sofia Coppola reminded us of our love for classic Breton stripes and Vanessa Paradis made us actually consider satin trousers.

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The collection itself was one of the prettiest Chanel offerings of recent years, with delicate dresses, spectacular suits and a fresh, contemporary take on 1920s glamour.

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This was certainly reflected by Chanel's bride, who wore a more relaxed silhouette than we've seen for a while, paired with the two-tone Mary-Janes which were present throughout the show.

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There were a few surprise elements, too, including tweed trousers slashed all the way down the sides and enough black kohl eyeliner to make Julia Fox's makeup look subtle.

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SEE: Margot Robbie's Flawless Red Carpet Style

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Too good for the radio: Margot wore a red floral dress for an appearance on BBC Radio 2 in 2018.

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Waist-up dressing before everyone else started doing it, Robbie wore a blazer (and little else) to the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC at New York Fashion Week in 2018.

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As a Chanel ambassador, the actress has her pick of the French house's best looks. Here she is at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

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No prizes for guessing the designer of this cardigan.

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Frothy Rodarte made for a fairytale moment at the Mary Queen of Scots premiere in 2018.

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Peddle pushers: they shouldn't work, but on Margot they really do.

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The haute couture Chanel dress Robbie wore to the 2018 Oscars was made by Karl Lagerfeld himself. She missed out on the Best Actress award, but definitely scooped the best dressed title.

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Feathered Miu Miu in blush pink for the 2018 SAG Awards.

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Now those are what you call power shoulders. It was Chanel (again! Jealous, us?) for the 2019 BAFTAs.

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An elegant Chanel ensemble for the 2019 Bombshell press conference.

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Butter wouldn't melt broderie anglaise and loose plaits in Cannes in 2019.

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This. Is. A. Look. Attending the Cannes Film Festival in 2019 for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Margot ditched a predictable gown for embellished trousers and a tunic by Chanel.

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Big sleeves, bigger hair. Robbie leant into the '60s Sharon Tate vibe in another Chanel dress at Cannes in 2019/

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For the Bombshell premiere in 2019, the actress wore a lavender Giambattista Valli dress with a bubble hem.

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Leggings can be luxe: at a Chanel couture show in 2019.

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Proof that the cardigan is officially happening after-dark, Robbie wore hers with a lace jumpsuit to the

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She wore an ochre Oscar de la Renta dress and Tabitha Simmons sandals to the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood UK premiere.

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A modest white Derek Lam look for the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood photo call in 2019.

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Take it from Margot, a simple slip is always a good idea.

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Caramel, butterscotch and biscuit: this tonal look (the dress is by Mille) is good enough to eat.

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A print-clash R13 coat adds oomph to workout gear.

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Behold the ultimate Zoom collar!

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A cool high/low look, she offset a dramatic Dries Van Noten peplum skirt with a white tank top.

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Party season PSA: colourful opera gloves are an unexpected (and suitably glamorous) addition to a black dress.

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2020 has been the year of the white suit (see: Kamala Harris). Robbie wore a Mara Hoffman one to the Bombshell premiere in 2019.

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Robbie gave the classic Chanel jacket an all-new attitude by teaming it with shorts at the maison's SS21 show.

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She might be a fully-fledged member of the A-list, but Robbie still loves a bit of high-street - this camel coat is from Mango.

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We're not entirely sure what to call the colour of this Proenza Schouler scarf-necked dress, but regardless, we're loving it.

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It was Chanel again (if it ain't broke...) for the 2020 SAG Awards.

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