The French luxury label led by creative director Karl Lagerfeld rang the bell for Chanel Métiers d’Art show in New York City. The Paris-Salzburg collection traveled from Austria to New York, glorifying the hall of the Park Avenue Armory on 31st March.
Though the event was all about restaging the Métiers d’Art collection with the same collection and models from Salzburg, it bought all the A-listers of America under one roof for this edition of the show. The front row was bursting with celebs like Beyoncé, Vanessa Paradis, Dakota Johnson, Julianne Moore, Pharrell Williams, Patti Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Lily Collins, Kris Jenner and more. Paying homage to the brand, most of them were dressed in iconic Chanel style that is high on tweed and embroidery.Dakota Johnson summed up her experience by stating, “I loved it,” while Lily Collins declared “I really felt like I was in Salzburg, watching it from the couch of an old atelier.”
While Karl Lagerfeld stated that “no one can rebuild the 18th century,” the large hall of the Park Avenue Armory was decked with gold, marble and woodwork to create a modern version of Schloss Leopoldskron, an 18th century Austrian palace. Kaiser boastfully announces that “You have to do your shows with the big sets today.”Also to mark the Paris-Salzburg collection’s arrival in New York, the Chanel boutiques at 57th Street, Madison Avenue and in Soho decorated their windows with tribute displays created for the occasion. Directly inspired by the collection, which is dedicated to the artistic crafts, these window displays replicate the details found in the precious embroidery that adorn select looks.WWD reports that the Métiers d’Art Paris-Salzburg collection will be available in boutiques in June.
Lastly just a noteworthy FYI – The first Métiers d’Art Chanel show was held in December 2002, in the Chanel haute couture salons on the rue Cambon.