The nutshell takeaway:
'Karl Lagerfeld delivered a very literal take on autumn/ winter dressing, with fallen leaves blanketing the floor of the Place Vendome, forest-green tweeds, and vivid bursts of autumnal orange. And coats - many-a-covetable coat' - Anne Marie Curtis, Editor of Chief, ELLE UK.
Here are the 5 things you need to know about Chanel AW18:
1) Every girl you follow on Instagram walked the show.
If you go down to the woods today you might bump into Uncle Karl and his band of merry models - those affectionately nicknamed his Choupettes (after his beloved kitty of the same name).
There was Edie, Adwoa, Adesuwa, Kaia, Binx (girls so recognisable they go by first-names only). Backstage was Insta-Story gold.
2) It was full of Kira Kira friendly looks.
Quintessentially Chanel tweeds with metallic threads running through, coruscating culottes, and lamé saddle-bag skirts - these are looks made for Instagram (do you see a theme emerging here? Savvy, that Karl).
3) It's easy being green - and amber. And gold.
All the warmth of an autumn/winter palette was present in the show - autumnal greens, with peppy oranges and pinks running through in bright tuxedo fringe scarfs and matching opera gloves.
4) Uncle Karl's Got you covered.
This was another AW18 collection with ski masks and headgear to keep your hair under wraps (also seen at Calvin Klein, Gucci, Preen, and up-and-comer Matty Bovan).
5) Chanel wants to make your wardrobe sing.
... or rustle. Whatever sound, Chanel wants you to revel in the audible, kicking leaves in floor-sweeping hemlines - duster coats and wide-leg trousers. Here's to being fun not fussy.