For the first time ever, Chanel’s Métiers d’Art landed in the city of New York. The annual show, which honors the craftsmanship of the brand’s specialist workshops, debuted at the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art. Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, made the decision himself, citing the city as a place where nothing is impossible. The 2018/2019 Paris-New York collection, inspired by Egypt and New York, graced the runways in the Temple of Dendur, one of the greatest ancient exhibits. The backdrop complemented the luxe gold-tweed jackets and gauzy ivory dresses reminiscent of the ones worn by Cleopatra; the loud, colorful graphics punctuated throughout the collection were a nod to the graffiti of its other backdrop, New York.
Here are some of the looks from this year’s show:
This look is a play on the classic Chanel suit, featuring a flowy white dress.
Hip hop artist Pharrell in a head-to-toe gold sweater and pant inspired by King Tut.
Iridescent scales are interspersed throughout this black dress paired with airbrushed gold leggings.
Kaia Gerber wears this denim look with a printed white tee.
Scarab blue is prominent throughout many looks. Here the model dons a metallic dress with a scarab blue belt.
The classic tweed suit is worn with extravagant jewels and accessories.
This outfit uses the art inspired by the Memphis Group.
The luxe fabric of the green dress juxtaposed with the simple gauzy dress encompasses the vibe of the collection.
The stamped leather jacket creates the illusion of reptile skin.
This look deviates from the neutral color palette with this pop of red.