It’s a tradition that was initiated by Chanel at the beginning of the millennium. Each year, one of the towns that was near and dear to Gabrielle serves as the theatre for the Métiers d’Art runway. After Edinburgh, Salzburg, and Rome last year, it’s none other than Paris itself that this year played host to this new creative branch. Within the Ritz, where Coco found a home every bit as fabulous as she was in 1937, the Métiers d’Art 2017 runway took place with the theme of “Paris Cosmopolite”.
This collection was overflowing in prettiness, audacity, but first and foremost classics with a twist. Just like the legendary tweed suit, worked here in a wool tweed. Dressed with rows of pearls, flowers, and tweed sheets, the jacket is dazzling upon contact with floral embroideries. The shoulders open up just as a cleft in the the embroidered collar plunges downward. It’s thanks to embroiderer Montex, a newcomer to Chanel’s Métiers d’Art universe, that this piece was created. In a cream color that belongs to none other than Chanel, this suit expresses a new kind of modernity, pure and light. This tweed skirt suit lends itself perfectly to lunch at the Bar Vendôme.