Stars mingled among the tailors, dressmakers and seamstresses at the Chanel couture fashion show in Paris on Tuesday.
Karl Lagerfeld recreated ateliers on the catwalk floor, complete with sewing machines and mannequin busts, where work went on as the show took place.
Will Smith and daughter Willow were headlining the front row VIPs at Chanel's Grand Palais show, swooping in to thank Karl effusively after the show.
Will sweetly leant in for a kiss on the cheek with his 15-year-old daughter but she seemed preoccupied with posing for the cameras.
Fashion Week regular, Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, praised Karl for championing the workers who rarely get a piece of the glory, yet who have often been with the house for decades.
"Sometimes, with each piece you forget how many hours are spent on the beading and the intricacy of the embroidery of each piece," Jessica told The Associated Press, wearing a pale embroidered Chanel jacket and sheer silk blouse.
"It was very special to have that showcased. I love these women. I love the work that they do. And I think that this collection actually really personified the Chanel house and also the work that goes behind everything," she added.
Continuing the Paris Fashion Week star-fest was Cate Blanchett, who held the front row at the Armani Prive show in a dark floral Armani dress.
Actor Bradley Cooper was among celebrity guests who partied the night away with canapes and champagne at the storied 19th-century town house the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild to celebrate Kenzo's new perfume.