Penelope Cruz makes runway debut at Karl Lagerfeld's final Chanel show

"The beat goes on..." were the emotional words placed on the seats of Chanel show-goers early Tuesday morning in Paris.

Karl Lagerfeld's dearest friends --  Anna Wintour, Kristen Stewart, Janelle Monáe and Naomi Campbell -- all sat front row while a parade of Chanel muses united on the Fall 2019 runway for his final collection. 

Penélope Cruz made her catwalk debut honoring the late German designer, holding a single white rose, as she gracefully pranced the snow-covered runway among the picturesque aprés-ski inspired scene. The French fashion house unveiled its first campaign with the Oscar-winning actress back in October.

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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz walks the runway during the Chanel Ready to Wear fashion show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 5, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz and models walk the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 5: Actress Penelope Cruz at the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019/20 on March 5, 2019 in Grand Palais , Paris, France. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Pen©lope Cruz, Adut Akech and models walk the runway during the Chanel Ready to Wear fashion show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 5, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 5: Atmosphere at the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019/20 on March 5, 2019 in Grand Palais , Paris, France. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz and models walk the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz (3rd L) and models walk the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Actress Penelope Cruz walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz presents a creation by Chanel during the Women's Fall-Winter 2019/2020 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show at the Grand Palais turned into a wintry village in Paris, on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Cruz stunned in a white feather mini skirt and tiered-ruffled top, while Kaia Gerber followed behind in a parallel winter white feathered uniform. Longtime Chanel muse Cara Delevingne opened and closed the profound show wearing a black-and-white checked tweed look, perfectly complimenting the alpine village backdrop.

Lagereld's successor, Virginie Viard, subtly appeared on the steps of the magical "Chalet Gardenia" during the shows finale, where she will now take the creative reigns after Karl's 36 years.

After all, the show must go on.

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Celebrities attend Karl Lagerfeld's final Chanel collection
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Celebrities attend Karl Lagerfeld's final Chanel collection
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Janelle Monae attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Naomi Campbell attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Kristen Stewart and Janelle Monae attend the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Chanel Ready to Wear fashion show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 5, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Anna Wintour attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Penelope Cruz walks the runway during the Chanel Ready to Wear fashion show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 5, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Claudia Schiffer attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Cara Delevingne walks the runway during the Chanel Ready to Wear fashion show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 5, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Cara Delevingne, Mariacarla Boscono and models walk the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
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