Karl Lagerfeld once again took our breath away as he debuts Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collection 2019 set in an ancient Egyptian temple setting.
The Temple of Dendur at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art turned into a runway for models to feature the brand’s new collection of glittering tweeds, golden garments and bold jewels.
As the Creative Director for Chanel, Karl chose the sandstone temple as the backdrop for the show to showcase the Egyptian-style aesthetic of the collection.
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“Egyptian civilisation has always fascinated me: I get inspired by an idea, which I make a reality,” said Karl in a project statement.
The collection features plenty of floating regal garments, bold geometric prints and lavishly colourful accessories, but it was the colour gold that shimmered all over the runway.
Models were seen catwalking down the temple in extravagant gold fashion, from thigh-high boots to brimmed hats to shoulder-length gold earrings.
“I think the image of this collection is very much down to this refinement which should be seen close up, almost touched, to understand how it is done and to really appreciate the beauty of this work,” said Karl.
Among the models line up was American music producer, Pharrell Williams who strolled down the runway in a pair of baggy leather trousers and a long golden ribbed knitted sweater with a collar of coloured stones.
Instead of tweed leggings or glitter tights, Karl had gone for a slightly different look to present the collection which definitely stole the spotlight — golden airbrushed legs.
According to Vogue, Chanel’s global creative makeup and colour director, Lucia Pica explained that the gold body paint was “spackled and slathered onto selected models’ legs, which peeked out from gilded skirtsuits and cocktail dresses worn with knee-high boots and the occasional strappy sandal, both in gold leather”.
Head over to Chanel’s website to view the full collection.