Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Chanel on a series of pieces from its 2015/16 Métiers d’Art collection, the French fashion house has revealed.
A video clip from Chanel shows the star helping out in the brand’s ‘Maison d’Art’ atelier, working with craftsmen such as embroiderer Lesage, flower maker Lemarié, pleater Lognon, shoe maker Massaro and hat maker Maison Michel on a range of unique pieces which will go on sale in the house’s boutiques this June.
Chanel hasn’t divulged any further details about the pieces just yet, but the clip suggests we can expect plenty of sequins, stenciling and flower appliqué details on the intricate-looking garments. The Paris-based brand added “The American singer and producer visited Chanel’s Maisons d’Art in Pantin last March, a few days after the Fall-Winter Ready-to-Wear show at the Grand Palais. He discovered the traditional craft skills of the Maison Lesage ateliers, featherworkers and flower specialists Lemarié, pleating experts Lognon, shoemakers Massaro, and milliners Maison Michel. During his tour of the workshops, Pharrell Williams watched pieces being made for the Paris in Rome 2015/16 collection.”
Williams, described in a statement from Chanel as ‘a close friend of the House of Chanel and personal friend of Karl Lagerfeld‘, is known almost as much for his interest in fashion and design as for his musical influence.