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Chanel Constructs Entire Paris Neighborhood for Runway Show in Rome

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Chanel put on another huge production for its latest runway show. Earlier this year, it built a massive Chanel-themed airport for its spring/summer 2016 show and announced plans to show in Cuba next year. For its Métiers d'Arts show, the label brought the show to Rome, but you wouldn't know that by looking at the images. Chanel constructed a fully immersive Parisian neighborhood at famous Italian film studio Cinecittà. The set included "a brasserie, a boulangerie, a cinema, a metro station, Roman statue props and an Italian restaurant," according to Fashionista.

Guests were seated at bistro tables, as if they were dining al fresco, and included celebrities like Rooney Mara and Kristen Stewart. Famous names were not limited to guests, though, as Bella Hadid made her debut walking for Chanel alongside models Lara Stone and Freja Beha Erichsen. The runway show also featured Lagerfeld's favorite family, the Kroenigs, dressed in newsboy outfits and handing out Chanel newspapers.

Stewart was in attendance for the premiere of her Lagerfeld-directed short film in which she starred as the label's founder Coco Chanel. You can watch the short film below.