Chanel is a brand that marches to the beat of its own drum. Maybe that’s the biggest legacy Karl Lagerfeld has left. Invention of the mega show, check, traveling the globe with cruise, check, doing six collections a year, check, buying Haute Couture suppliers, check, putting men in women’s shows, check, establishing long lasting relationships with brand ambassadors like Pharrell Williams, check, not trusting e-commerce so easily, check, and suing people for trademark infringement, well, check as well. While the Grand Palais is buried under scaffolding where Chanel usually holds its shows, the company pulled off another feat. The Palais Galliera, Paris’ very own fashion museum currently holds a Gabrielle Chanel exhibition and Virginie Viard chose the beautiful Palais for her first live Haute Couture show in a year. In a way her new clothes were in direct dialogue with Chanel’s archive clothes from the exhibition. And that’s just how this heritage minded house likes it to stay at the very top of the fashion pyramid. The fact that Virginie Viard continues to leave her more feminine imprint with sexy boudoir pastel numbers just further adds to the story.