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The 2014/15 Paris-Salzburg Chanel Métiers d'Art Fashion Show with the interview of Karl Lagerfeld

Honoring the Métiers d’art : After Dallas and Edinburgh, Karl Lagerfeld chose Austria to unveil the 13th Chanel Métiers d’art collection. With the interview of Karl Lagerfeld.After Dallas and Edinburgh, Karl Lagerfeld chose Austria to unveil the 13th Chanel Métiers d’art collection. A presentation designed to showcase the savoir-faire of the exceptional houses and studios of Chanel, with the embroidery carried out by the feather workers, milliners, tuckers and bootmakers. It’s between haute-couture and ready to wear, that this collection presented each year in December is always made with reference to a city that corresponds to the history of the fashion house Chanel. This season the show took place in the Leopoldskron chateau, a rococo palace from the XVIII century. Karl Lagerfeld revisited the dirndls, lederhosen and other traditional Austrian clothing and Tyrolean styles. With loden, tweed, felt, leather and satin cashmere mix, not forgetting the taffeta or even the lace adorned with delicate detailing, gallons of leather, trimmings, feathers and the alpine and pastoral motifs. The evening dresses were dressed with pin tucked fronts, frills, pleats and voluminous sleeves. Cara Delevingne, the face of the 2014/15 Paris-Salzburg collection, closed the show in a white dress composed from layers of frills, by the side of the couturier. Commentary by Karl Lagerfeld: First of all I love Salzburg, you must not forget that Chanel got the inspiration for the Chanel jacket here, in the Hotel of the Baron Pantz, where the lift boy had a jacket like this, she took the tweed she put the braids to make it completely different and she made the jacket for women out of it. You can take inspiration from the apron, from the sleeves, from all the little details, but you have to forget it all and we do it in a new way, the star of Salzburg is about the jacket, but what I like is the craftsmanship, the embroidery with all the feathers, there is an unbelievable craftsmanship in all those clothes, most of the embroidery includes stones and many feathers, it’s like fur, it’s like flying fur. If you look at them closely, it’s quite unbelievable; when you see them or you touch them. So I tried with beautiful fake pearls, to make interesting pearl jewellery that looks like embroidery. It’s the updated version of what I think it should be, could be, and had to be today.

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Written by Pascal Iakovou

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