Chanel Goes Scottish For Its Métiers d'Art Pre-Fall Runway Show
For Chanel's annual Métiers d'Art collection — a Pre-Fall collection that focuses on a signature aspect of the fashion house — Karl Lagerfeld transported everyone to Scotland. Quick history lesson: Coco Chanel used to frequent Scotland in the '20s during her love affair with the Duke of Westminster, and consequently, her time in the country greatly influenced her designs during that time. Yesterday, Karl Lagerfeld re-created that special moment in Chanel history in true grandiose form with a show that took place at the Linlithgow Palace. Yes, leave it to Karl to hold a fashion show in the same castle Mary Queen of Scots was born in. With front-row attendees like Poppy Delevingne and Caroline Sieber watching closely, Karl showcased superluxurious looks with gorgeous knits from the iconic Scottish cashmere brand Barrie Knitwear, sumptuous plaid and tartan dresses, and cozy outerwear. "It's the idea of Scotland, the mix of Coco Chanel and Mary Stuart — two queens of fashion," said Lagerfeld. As usual, Lagerfeld injected a modern touch into the collection via printed tights, baggy shorts, and '90s grungy military boots. The results? A collection we'd like to get our hands on ASAP. See the complete Scottish Chanel Métiers d'Art collection now.