Only Karl Lagerfeld Could Get Fashion’s A-List to Pose With the Statue of Liberty

A Chanel cruise had Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and even Jamie Bochert grip-and-grinning for patriotic photo ops.

Surely that green thing in the back is a prop in a Métiers d'Art show... (Photo:
Surely that green thing in the back is a prop in a Métiers d’Art show… (Photo:

As fashion trends come and go, one thing is always in style for New Yorkers: complaining about tourist traps.

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But last night, some of the most style-conscious people in the world stood grinning from ear to ear in front of the Statue of Liberty on a cruise down the Hudson River. They even allowed themselves to be photographed while doing so. So many photos were snapped and posted to Instagram, in fact, you would be forgiven for wondering if someone had brought along *gasp* a selfie stick.

So what led these coolest-of-the-cool fashion types to let loose embrace their inner tourist? It was a Chanel dinner cruise, of course, co-sponsored by V magazine and hosted by Karl Lagerfeld, in honor of his Métiers d’Arts show, which takes place at the Park Avenue Armory tonight.

Photos of the event from professional agencies are skint (V must be saving them for their own pages). But thankfully, plenty of snap-happy social media lovers were invited, and their Instagram pics show that a good time was had by all:

Paris Hilton was lucky enough to be picked as a DJ for the event.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld posed for her own Instagram feed. Before the party, she expressed her excitement for the cruise by posting a pic of Darryl Hannah in Splash with the Statue of Liberty in the background.

Even cool kids such as Jamie Bochert and Sebastian Faena turned their scowls upside down. Of course, they tempered their touristy jubilation with a black and white filter.

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne had a huggy reunion on deck.

Katy Perry and Michel Gaubert made a cozy pair.

Super-stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele snapped a photo of the moment’s foremost It girls—Gigi Hadid, Lily Donaldson, Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin.

Kris Jenner was caught mid-selfie, of course.

Alexa Chung won the caption-of-the-night award with her deadpan wit.

Father-son Chanel muses Brad Kroenig and Hudson Kroenig also posed for a picture.

Inside the cabin, Karl Lagerfeld and Hudson, who is also his godson, posed with Ms. Delevingne and Ms. Perry.

Gigi Hadid caught up with Nicola Anne Peltz.

Guests sat down for dinner.

Paris Hilton DJed. And they say she doesn’t have talent! Guests also enjoyed violin music and a performance from Tinashe.

Mr. Lagerfeld danced. Why did no one take a video??

“Blurred Lines” video star and Gone Girl actress Emily Ratajkowski was also onboard. Could a transition from busty centerfold to high-fashion model be on the horizon?

On the way home, the Brant brothers, Lily Donaldson and Ms. Bochert made time for one last selfie.

Only Karl Lagerfeld Could Get Fashion’s A-List to Pose With the Statue of Liberty