The launch party for Chanel’s new bag was a lesson in dressing

When you invite celebrities and fashion stars to a dinner celebrating Chanel’s latest handbag, you can expect a lesson in style.

This was the case at the Caroline De Maigret and Pharrell Williams-hosted dinner in Santa Monica, in celebration of the latest cult handbag in Chanel’s lineup: the Gabrielle.

There was no shortage of incredible style from the likes of Poppy Delevingne, Rachel Zoe and Talita von Furstenberg.

Here are just some of the style lessons we took away:

Denim for evening works. Just make sure you’re pairing it with a tailored (Chanel) jacket, a cool-girl fringe or preferably, both.
Backwards blazers give an unexpected flash of flesh. Team with mules and a messy ponytail or bob.
Take your cross-body. But clutch it casually by the chain for a new take on evening bags.

Here are some of our favourite looks from the evening.