The presentation of the Chanel 2016/17 Métiers d’art collection at Ritz Paris, a setting cherished by both the famous fashion house and its founder Gabrielle Chanel.
All fashionistas’ eyes are today on the “Chanel invasion” of the recently renovated Ritz Paris for the presentation of the Chanel 2016/17 Métiers d’art collection at a setting, cherished by both the famous fashion house and its founder Gabrielle Chanel.
Twenty celebrities have glided through the fitting room to create this Café Society ambiance with Chanel ambassadresses Lily-Rose Depp, Ellie Bamber and Alice Dellal, as well as Cara Delevingne, Sistine Stallone, Georgia May Jagger, all wearing little veils or crowns of roses on their heads, and brogues or suede patchwork thigh boots on their feet. “No camellias this season, it’s all about roses!” declares Karl Lagerfeld. The ambassador of the House Pharrell Williams and Levi Dylan, Bob Dylan’s grandson, complete this exceptional cast.
After all, from the lobby through to La Table de l’Espadon, via Le Bar Vendôme, the Winter Garden, Les Jardins de l’Espadon and Le Salon Proust, the entire life of this legendary palace hotel is written with the comings and goings of its international clients at lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Very elegant and inspired by “the evening dresses that women used to wear to dine at the Ritz” according to Karl Lagerfeld, this incredibly Parisian collection focuses on a silhouette with a well-defined waist and lengthy godets that caress the calf. Cream, white, navy blue and black along with flashes of red and scintillating golden hues dominate the palette. Embroideries worked to the max, sophisticated sunray pleats, marabou and ostrich feathers reflect the skills of the petites mains who work in the CHANEL Métiers d’art ateliers.
What, I loved most is the “please dare to disturb” clutch!