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Flowing into the Chanel show on Tuesday night, guests oohed and aahed over the Place Vendôme set lit up in the dark Grand Palais.

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Claudia Schiffer

Photo By Francois Goize

SWEATER WEATHER: Donning a cashmere sweater in 95-degree heat, Claudia Schiffer proved how dedicated she is to her new knitwear collection, which made its retail debut at hip Paris store Colette. “It’s the only one that has short sleeves,” the German supermodel said Tuesday as she greeted guests including Daphne Guinness, Milla Jovovich, Carine Roitfeld and Olympia Le-Tan.

The collection, designed with German cashmere specialist Iris von Arnim, will launch in 50 doors worldwide, with exclusives for around 15 retailers including Harvey Nichols in London, The Corner in Berlin and Net-a-porter in the U.S., according to managing director Valentin von Arnim.

Schiffer said she has been surprised to find out how early stores want their winter wares delivered. “I can’t buy when it’s hot,” she confessed.

On the other side of the floor, Belgian model Anouck Lepère pitched in as sales associate for the launch of her jewelry collaboration with Gaia Repossi to raise funds for the Kageno nonprofit organization in support of children in Rwanda. Her first customer was Thierry Gillier, founder of French luxury lifestyle brand Zadig & Voltaire. “I guess I did a good job because he bought one,” Lepère laughed. “I worked in an organic restaurant when I was student. Back then I was a waitress, but I was selling food.” Later, Schiffer came to check out her stuff with photographer Mario Testino.

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