Ready-to-wear, resort, pre-fall: sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the fashion season merry-go-round. Speaking of - held outside of the traditional show calendar, every December Chanel stages their standalone Métiers d'Art collection to capture the history of Chanel, designating a city that’s linked to the past or present of the fashion house. Past backdrops have included the likes of Tokyo to New York. The motto for 2020? There’s no place like home.
Naming the collection ‘31 Rue Cambon’ after its legendary Parisian store, creative director Virginie Viard - who worked alongside Lagerfeld for more than 30 years - recreated in Gabrielle Chanel’s private Parisian apartment (with the help of Sofia Coppola, who co-designed the set). As expected, some of fashion’s biggest models stormed the runway, from Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid (sans prankster, thankfully) and Hollywood’s elite Kristen Stewart, Penélope Cruz and Lily-Rose Depp sat FROW-side. From chain belts and midriff mania to dreamy silks and cinematic set design, here’s BURO.’s favourite dispatches from the night.
Exposed midriffs and belly chains – we have mixed emotions about the whole thing. But if there’s anyone who could resurrect the look adorned by noughties pop royalty and make it #fashun, it’s Chanel. The 2020 reincarnation? Lots of pearls. Elsewhere, retro revivals were spotted by way of 60s-style tweeds and bold 80s graphics.
We’re now furiously searching ‘white silk dresses’ for our New Year’s Eve do. Thanks to pockets, pearl buttons and more relaxed cuts, the look is classic Gabrielle Chanel, rather than Here Comes the Bride. Warning: stay away from the red wine.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola was called onto help transform the Grand Palais into Coco Chanel's private apartment, decked out with folding screens, books and furniture. Before racking up a film CV, Coppola interned at Chanel when she was 15, and has remained close to the house since - most recently directing a video homage for the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition in Tokyo. “It’s interesting for the brand because Sofia knows Chanel by heart,” Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel fashion activities and president of Chanel SAS, told WWD. “She has a very clear vision and opinion of what the brand represents.”
While Pantone may have crowned ‘classic blue’ the colour of the year, pink is still reigning supreme on the Chanel catwalk. Think 60s style tweed suits, fringed cocktail dresses to silky co-ords. We want everything.