At the digital showing of Chanel's latest collection, Virginie Viard takes us on a sensual girls' night out to the Chez Castel nightclub in Paris, which has housed the most famous parties with pop culture icons, including Mick Jagger, since it opened in the '60s. "I wanted a small space," said the Chanel creative director, "I imagined the models doing a show for themselves, going from room to room, crossing each other in staircases, piling their coats up in the cloakroom and going up to the next floor to get changed."

Viard's fall-winter collection presents the unlikely combination of '70s Parisian party aesthetics with voluminous elements of winter sportswear. An exploration of contrasts with nods to the boundary-pushing style of late supermodel and Chanel icon Stella Tennant, this collection reimagines its signature tweed with sheer panelling and sequins, pairs strappy sandals with ski suits and adorns bare legs with oversized fur coats. Accompanied by Michel Gaubert's remix of Diana Ross' Do You Know Where You’re Going To?, Chanel's digital show makes us long for the days we could walk into glamorous parties in style.

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Photo 1 of 25 Chanel's Fall/Winter Collection takes a more minimalist approach as Virginie Viard sets the latest show in a small nightclub on rue Princesse in Paris.
Photo 2 of 25 Warm winter clothes have never looked more stylish
Photo 3 of 25 This gorgeous jade green coat with black lining plays with warm fabrics and layers
Photo 4 of 25 Finishing touches: the metallic bag brings this nostalgic look to the present
Photo 5 of 25 Viard brings winter and chic together by adding fringing crochet to a classic, all-black Parisian ensemble
Photo 6 of 25 Channelling the ultimate party aesthetic with sequins
Photo 7 of 25 This collection was motivated by Viard's desire to portray warmth
Photo 8 of 25 Tweed suits are reimagined with edgy fragile chiffon panelling
Photo 9 of 25 This collection is all about shrugging off a warm coat to reveal a slinky, party-ready dress as you walk into a club
Photo 10 of 25 Pink trimmings on this faux-fur coat add a feminine touch
Photo 11 of 25 The classic Chanel vest is given a '70s style makeover
Photo 12 of 25 The sheer layer over the culotte and crop top is one of our favourite details in this collection
Photo 13 of 25 A puffer thrown over party clothes—a look that every club-goer relates to
Photo 14 of 25 The white structured collar against this Chanel fabric adds a hint of nostalgia without feeling outdated
Photo 15 of 25 Chanel's high fashion après-ski look finds a ski jumpsuit paired with strappy sandals
Photo 16 of 25 A mini-dress with knee-high boots
Photo 17 of 25 The ultimate throwback to the party looks of the past
Photo 18 of 25 A bold turtleneck dress with 70's-style chevron print with a colourful logo is styled with a pearl-chained lipstick holder
Photo 19 of 25 The high slit brings an edgy element to this look
Photo 20 of 25 Cropped ensembles, seen in the spring collection, have made a bright comeback
Photo 21 of 25 The shaggy layer on these Moon Boots can be removed to reveal a more functional, everyday boot underneath
Photo 22 of 25 Model, Lola, closes the show with this metallic gold trench coat and felt fedora look inspired by Bryan Ferry's 'Slave to Love' music video by Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Photo 23 of 25 An eye-catching adventurous look with bright colours and a peplum silhouette
Photo 24 of 25 The winter sports inspiration comes out in full force with this bright Norwegian knit jumper
Photo 25 of 25 The shaggy layer on these Moon Boots can be removed to reveal a more functional, everyday boot underneath

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