Set at Rome’s iconic Cinecittà film studio, Karl Lagerfeld staged a stunning black and white “Paris in Rome” collection inspired by the City of Lights, featuring a multitude of striking monochromatic looks that highlighted the timeless elegance of the Parisian gamine, and crafted by the exclusive petites mains from various Chanel couture ateliers, particularly Maison Lesage and Maison Lemarié, which specialize in embroidery and feather and flower making, respectively. For the occasion, Lagerfeld also debuted his latest film, Once and Forever, starring Kristen Stewart and Geraldine Chaplin in the roles of Coco Chanel across different periods of the late designer’s life.
Founder: Gabrielle Chanel
Owner: Chanel S.A., owned by Alain and Gerard Wertheimer
Designer: Karl Lagerfeld
Year Established: The showcasing of Métiers d’Arts collections was established in 2002.
Métiers d’Art Inspiration: Paris in Rome
Star Pieces: Palazzo pajama pants, slip dresses, leather mini dresses, and masculine overcoats
The Middle Eastern Sale: The moody leather pieces are equally rebelliously sexy as they are powerful, the accordion pleat dress with chain embellishment is a statement romantic dress, while the lace tattoo tights just might bring hosiery back; meanwhile, the camera clutches are ready for action.