The Metiers d’Art show was a concept launched in 2003 as a homage to Chanel’s workshop. This year, the Grand Palais in Paris was transformed into an Indian-themed dinner party for Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2012-13 pre-collection.
As for the name of the show, it is not the first time that Karl looks for inspiration in different cultures and civilizations. Previously, Chanel had Paris-Byzance, Paris-Shanghai and even Paris-Moscow, this year India was at the heart of the show.
Guests sat at banquet tables, which doubled as a runway, completed with chandeliers and a gigantic feast fit for a king. People dined using gold-plated cutlery and they were served by waiters throughout the show.
It is incredible how much details there were; from the setting to the fashion itself. Nothing was neglected. As for the runway, a metal track was positioned.
About the fashion:
Models were wearing an enormous amount of accessories especially head-jewelry and turbans. All the fabrics were extremely embellished and we could find again Chanel’s usual tweed and pearls. As for the shoes, models wore ethnic-inspired sandals made of leather.
Stella Tennant, who was voted model of the year at the British Fashion Awards recently, was the star of the show as she accompanied the designer down the runway.
*Now here below, you can watch the entire video of the show:
It’s just like a dream!