For its Métiers D'Arts show, Chanel was inspired by the subcontinent's grace, elegance and style. Equal parts Bombay and Paris, the tasteful mixture of silk fabrics, rich brocades and saris with the house's signature tweed jackets, black classic looks and pearls was presented in a subdued, classic way.
I spent a month in India a few years ago and was completely charmed by this gorgeous faraway land, and I am in awe of the beauty of this collection and Mr. Lagerfeld's immense talent in simplifying it to its most basic elements.
I can also relate to his quote as this was how I felt while I was traveling:
“It sounds terrible to say this, but India is the one country where even the poor have something very chic about them,” Lagerfeld told reporters after the show. “Even if she has nothing, the poorest woman will have two three bangles, an elegant pink sari. It’s very courageous, really.”
Leaving out no detail, whether in the intricate decor at the Grand Palais or in the choice of accessories,( throughout the show, models were festooned with stunning tikka, or headpieces, reminiscent of Indian wedding jewellery) this is by far my favorite Métiers D'Arts collection.
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(Images via The Globe and Mail)