Chanel restaged its Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’Art Collection — which was originally shown in Salzburg last December — in New York City on Tuesday night and it was nothing short of spectacular. Park Avenue Armory was transformed into a modern version of the rococo palace Schloss Leopoldskron with gilded walls, plush sofas, and velvet chairs as Austrian-inspired designs took to the runway. The pre-fall Métiers d’Art Collection showcases the talents of the house-owned firms that specialize in certain crafts, such as the glove makers, milliners, and feather-ers. The focus of this show was on embroidery from Lesage, Desrues buttons, feathers and flowers from Lemarié, shoes from Massaro, and Causse gloves.
Attendees of the show included an international assortment of editors and celebrities including Julianne Moore, Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Dakota Johnson, Vanessa Paradis with her daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Lily Collins, and more.
Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams performed ‘CC The World,’ the song featured in the short film, Reincarnation, directed by Lagerfeld to accompany the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'Art Collection. The short film tells the story of Coco Chanel vacationing in Salzburg, Austria in 1954, when she crosses paths with a lift-boy at her hotel, whose jacket would later inspire the iconic Chanel jacket.
Chanel's Croisière (Resort 2016) collection will be unveiled at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on May 4.