Karl Lagerfeld, who has staged the Chanel Métiers d’Art at various exotic locations around the world such as the newly remodeled Ritz Paris, Dallas, Salzburg, Rome, to name a few will return to his hometown of Hamburg, Germany, to present Chanel’s next Métiers d’Art collection on December 6 of this year.
Lagerfeld has chosen the city’s spectacular, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron designed Elbphilharmonie as the location of the fashion presentation that will surely draw a who’s who in fashion, film and music and lifestyle. The philharmonic, which opened in January 2017 but took almost a decade to build (and cost 860 million euros), is a dazzling crystalline structure with three auditoriums perched on top of an existing giant warehouse, situated in the heart of the Port of Hamburg on the banks of the river Elbe. The Elbphilharmonie houses three world-class concert halls, a hotel, 45 private apartments and the Plaza, a public viewing area with a 360° view of the city. “It is really the most amazing building imaginable. Once I had seen it, I knew where I wanted to go next with the Métiers d’art,” Lagerfeld said. His return comes some 65 years after he first left for France.
For the past decade, the Métiers d’art show has marked the culmination of runway season, with its uniquely sophisticated approach to fashion. The collection contains elements of luxury ready-to-wear and couture, though it is above all a unique manner to present the unique savoir-faire of a series of luxury suppliers, which are part of the extended Chanel group.
“Through the virtuosity of Karl Lagerfeld, the Chanel Métiers d’art collection honors
the exceptional savoir-faire of the Chanel Métiers d’art, among which the embroiderers Maison Lesage and Atelier Montex, feather-maker Lemarié, shoemaker Massaro and hat-maker and milliner Maison Michel,” Chanel said.
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