Chanel unveils its latest collection: Métiers d’art 2021/22

Chanel displayed its impressive collection full of artisanal savoir-faire on the outskirts of Paris.

One of the biggest and most anticipated fashion shows this year in fashion was CHANEL’s recent Métiers d’Art 2021/22 show. The fashion show was held in the futuristic “le19M” building in Paris, designed by the famous architect Rudy Ricciotti.

Virginie Viard said of the building imagined by CHANEL: “It is a vast and very open space, with a façade adorned with white concrete threads, a garden, beautiful walkways and a large gallery where exhibitions will also be held.”

The collection aims to celebrate and honor the fine craftsmanship that its artisan partners bring to the house’s collections. Each year, the French luxury house pays tribute to the ateliers (from Mumbai to Hamburg) that embroider, pleat, beat (gold) and more for the brand.

In its current version, Métiers d’art brings together some forty Maisons d’art and factories, representing more than six thousand six hundred employees worldwide. Between them, embroiderers, feather craftsmen, paruriers, goldsmiths, pleaters, shoemakers, as well as silk and cashmere experts based in France, Italy, Spain and Scotland. Through a creative dialogue, the pool of know-how perpetuated and constantly reinvented by these artisans contributes to making each creation an exceptional piece.

This conversation between the House of CHANEL and the Métiers d’art was initiated by Gabrielle Chanel herself, who called on the skills of the best craftsmen in Paris.

CHANEL creative director Virginie Viard said the collection is “very metropolitan yet sophisticated, with tweed jackets with sweatshirt sleeves, graffiti-style embroidery on colorful beads graffiti-style embroidery on colorful beads from Lesage, voluminous purple or royal blue knitted shorts and casual open coats.”

The futuristic show began with a black dress buttoned to the ankles with two pockets embellished with white plaid and beads at the hip. Next, tweed jackets, matching ensembles, and a myriad of other clothing styles were featured on the runway in black, white, and various colors. The runway show ended with a sequined white shirt and matching pants with a black sash tied at the waist and a black crotch pant. Accompanying the final look was a black coat with a white interior that the model wore just over the shoulder.

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