9 Chanel Métiers d'Arts Show Moments That You Won't Soon Forget — PHOTOS
Have you had the good fortune to take a glimpse at the Chanel Métiers D'Art runway show in Rome yet? Over the past few years, Chanel has held its runway shows at some of the most exciting venues around the world — there was the recent Chanel Airlines set at the Grand Palais, Chanel Cruise Seoul — oh, and let's not forget last year's Vienna show, where Karl Lagerfeld pulled a total Herr Drosselmeyer with muse of the moment, Cara Delevingne.
This year's Métiers d'Art was held at the historic Cinecitta Studios (AKA the set where all your favorite ultra-stylish films were shot, from Roman Holiday to Spartacus to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou). Rendered completely in black and white (which injected an extra layer of retro-chic into the show), the cinematic Paris-themed runway included everything from an old fashioned boulangerie to set pieces from Gangs of New York. As Lagerfeld himself told Women's Wear Daily, "It’s like the French girl comes to Rome, with a few little touches inspired by the cardinals."
And as for the main event — namely, the clothes. Every bit as fabulous as their setting (and their accompanying front row), 100 percent perfectly of-the-moment chic meets early '60s film star glam — so, with that in mind, let's take a look at some of the most memorable moments from Chanel's latest presentation.
1. The Rome/Paris Mashup Metro
Funny how something as mundane as a faux metro stop added an almost unspeakably cool vibe into the proceedings.
2. The Makeup
Are graphic navy smoky eyes and pale peach lips on for this season or what?
3. The Hair
Dovetailing nicely with the early '60s cinema theme of the show, the Bardot-inspired beehives (constructed by Sam McKnight and his accompanying team) were finished with an ultra-modern, undone touch.
4. This Purse
Does it get any better than a Chanel purse shaped like an old fashioned camera? I think not.
5. All the Black and White
The perfectly striking (and on-brand) accompaniment to the monochromatic set.
6. Bella Hadid's Chanel Runway Debut
Bella Hadid walked Chanel for the first time, and she pretty much killed it.
7. The Lace
Black lace ruled the runway, and I, for one, am not complaining.
8. All the Capes
Come on, you can never go wrong with a capelet. Especially a Chanel capelet (and even more especially when Kristen Stewart's in the corner with an appraising look on her face).
9. This Dress
Most of the show had a distinctly bad girl vibe, but this farfalle-embellised Empire waisted number was full-on Little Bo Peep meets Emma Woodhouse.
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