The Chanel Métiers d'Art show will be held in Edinburgh next month, inspired by the rich heritage of Chanel in Scotland, and the skilled craftsmanship of Scottish tweed and cashmere. How marvellous that sounds. It’s not hard to think of Karl’s imagination running amok with the themes available; sporrans, tartan and tweed to name but three. Only last month Chanel bought up an entire Scottish cashmere mill, saving it from bankruptcy.
The venue for this show has already been revealed, the imposing Linlithgow Palace, near Edinburgh, originally the majestic royal palace of the Stuarts, dating back to 1424, and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. It is a dramatic ruined castle, perfect for a collection of Chanel Highland tweeds and cashmere knits.
Each year Chanel present a ready-to-wear collection which showcases a specialist craft – called The Métiers d'Art collection. It is a showcase for the works of ateliers such as the costume jeweller Desrues, the feather dresser Lemarié, the embroiderer Maison Lesage, the shoemaker Massaro, the milliner Michel, the goldsmith Goossens.
This year’s show will be held on will be held at 6pm on 4th December, so invitees, Alexa, Poppy, Caroline et al will need to pack their thermals and warmest mufflers.
Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel
Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian, Scotland