While the models ran along the track, the gate opened in the middle of the stage. Observers expected creative director Carl Lagerfeld to make a breakthrough at this time. Instead, Lagerfeld's right-hand man, creative director Virginie Viard, stood there in the frame of the Italian castle, presenting the photographs along with the model.
The American magazine "Women's Wear Daily" reported that Lagerfeld asked Vird to present him at the show and to greet the guests. The magazine had a Chanel spokesman just gave a brief statement about Lagerfeld's absence: "He was tired this morning." But he would like to return for the next show in the afternoon. But here, Zara's fashion has disappeared, which never allowed him to withdraw from the fashion path at the end of the Chanel show with his present muse. A spokesman just announced: "We want Mr. Lagerfeld fast recovery".
Suzi Menkes, British fashion critic Vogue, shot Carl Lagerfeld on Sunday in his studio in setting for the Chanel show.