Karl Lagerfeld recognized early on that fashion and travel go hand in hand as evidenced in Chanel’s traveling show called the Metiers d’Art which presents a collection for pre-fall. In prior years this particular traveling circus happened across the globe from Dallas, Shanghai, Hamburg to Edinburgh. The most recent romp was held in New York City—a city where Madame Chanel spent some time in the 1930’s and found commercial accolades. It was staged at the New York’s grandest art forum— the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at the Temple of Dendur room where Egypt became front and center while art and history permeated the air.
How can a tweed suit look Egyptian? Just add copious gold accents as in metallic gold boots, and skin-like gold tights, woven and embroidered breastplates, and fabrics interlocked with flaxen threads. Adorne the models with Cleopatra eyes and voila’ you’ve got an Egyptian army of beauties outfitted in Chanel.
The accessories were off-the-charts, and we felt this bejeweled Egyptian scarab bag rose to the height of an object of desire—even more special since Karl Lagerfeld’s death and one of his last creations. It’s lavish beading and whimsical take on a beetle makes it a treasure for both Chanel groupies, lovers of exotic lands and an artifact of a moment in time when fashion is art—created by a modern-day Da Vinci—Karl Lagerfeld.
Link to Chanel website here