It seems that not even a natural disaster could stop Karl Lagerfeld's faithful celeb fans from taking in his latest show from their front row seats.
Following on from last winter's mammoth iceberg, this season things had hotted up considerably, with the aftermath of a volcano serving as the scene.
It was an international affair as far as the front row went, as Alexa Chung and Lily Allen, who has just revealed she will wear Chanel on her wedding day, were there to fly the flag for us Brits.
Guests made their way over smoking coals to reach their seats, and while most tottered in heels, sensible Alexa made her way with ease, having matched her doll-like dress with a pragmatic pair of loafers.
There was no shortage of chic Parisians either, including Gossip Girl favourite Clemence Poesy. While Emma Roberts and Leigh Lezark made up the US quota.
By Hayley Spencer