Models take a walk through wintry woods for the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS - Chanel wrapped up its models in leaf-motifed prints on Tuesday, celebrating autumn as it recreated a misty forest inside Paris's Grand Palais.

On the final day of Paris Fashion Week, the Chanel show featured some impractical attire for a winter's hike, from golden over-the-knee boots to a little black slip dress worn by 16-year-old model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber.

Kaia Gerber models for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 in Paris. (Xinhua/Piero Biasion)

But the storied French brand's latest autumn/winter collection also included more cosy looks, from quilted trousers and fur ponchos to coats with feathered cuffs, and even a chic balaclava - a recurring item on catwalks from Milan to New York in recent weeks.

A model presents a creation of Chanel during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 in Paris. (Xinhua/Piero Biasion)

Chanel's famed tweed suits made an appearance, some with longer, narrow skirts for the winter months. And long coats with leafy patterns in combinations of blues and pinks, and others in green with hints of orange, were among the show stealers.

Chanel's famed tweed suits made an appearance, some with longer, narrow skirts. (Xinhua/Piero Biasion)

Guests including actress Keira Knightley and singer Lilly Allen crouched on benches cut from logs in the glass-domed Grand Palais exhibition hall, which was made to resemble a forest complete with musty smelling leaves and moss on the runway.

Models wear creations for the Chanel ready-to-wear fall/winter 2018/2019 fashion collection. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Leaf prints seen at the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018. (Xinhua/Piero Biasion)
One Chanel's famous tweeds shown at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018. (Xinhua/Piero Biasion)
Cosy looks included quilted jackets. (Xinhua/Piero Biasion)


Reuters - Reporting by Sarah White Editing by Susan Fenton)