- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

PARIS (AP) - Ever wonder what Keira Knightley and Rihanna do when they just want to go to the grocers like average people?

They go to Karl Lagerfeld’s luxury Chanel supermarket, of course.

Tuesday saw the fashion showman put on a “Chanel Shopping Center” fall-winter show that featured an audacious Walmart-sized reconstruction and saw the celebrity pair applaud vigorously from the front row. They clearly didn’t seem to mind sitting near the canned goods food section.

However, events took a nose dive after the show when the rowdy fashion crowd looted the set.

Here are the highlights of this and Tuesday’s other incredible ready-to-wear shows in Paris.

CHANEL‘S SUPERMARKET IS SO LUXURY IT GETS LOOTED

The attention to detail was astounding.

An entire supermarket had been reconstructed across several hundred square meters of Paris’ Grand Palais.

Guests stared in disbelief at shelves bursting with consumable products especially made for this show: bottles of “Tweed cola,” wine branded “Maison Gabrielle,” and even grilled bread stamped “CC.”

This was clearly a fall-winter show like no other.

Chanel trolleys at the side led on to a tall pile of coconuts next to writing “1 for the price of 2,” a fresh fruits and veg section, and large signs advertising Chanel’s latest special offers. Instead of discounts they read “50 percent markup.”

“Luxury should be worn like you’re going to the supermarket. It’s the pop art of the 21st century,” said the couturier in high spirits.

At the very least, it’s proof that Lagerfeld is fashion’s greatest showman.

Though the set was a universal hit, perhaps Monsieur Lagerfeld later had one regret: telling revelers they could help themselves to the produce.

It triggered a stealing-frenzy, with security guards having to swoop in as revelers stripped the shelves. At the exit, fashionistas’ bags were actually searched to remove stolen goods. One fashion editor succeeded in making off with a Chanel doormat.

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