After Rome, Paris and Hamburg, CHANEL is pleased to announce that the next 2018/19 Métiers d’art collection will be shown in New York. Karl Lagerfeld has chosen to unveil this new collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 4th, 2018. The Met is one of the world’s largest museums, exhibiting nearly 250,000 works of art from all over the world, spanning a period of 5,000 years. It is often a venue for fashion-themed shows, like the current, highly popular ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ exhibition.
Since 2002, the Métiers d’art collection has become a highly anticipated annual event. In each of the collections Karl Lagerfeld’s creative genius and avant-gardist vision inspires Métiers d’art ateliers. It is inventing both traditional and innovative savoir-faire. With Karl Lagerfeld, these crafts have embraced modernity and maintained their artistic heritage with greater creativity, while remaining longevity. Every year the Métiers d’art collection sheds light on a beloved goal for CHANEL. In 1931, Gabrielle Chanel visited New York, where the revolutionary style was celebrated long ago, as evidenced by the support she received from US stores carrying her first hat-making from 1912. Karl Lagerfeld laid the groundwork for several CHANEL advertising campaigns for this city, where he captured his energy and light.
Now, the Métiers d’art “Paris-New York” collection will be shown at the CHANEL boutique on 57th Street in December 2005 and after the 2006 Cruise collection presented in the impressive vault of the Grand Central Station. this Métiers d’art runway show will be the house to be held in New York.