The Chanel Cruise 2014/15 Dubai Countdown: 2
Exploring the Métiers d'Art concept and its past locations...
As well as its well documented Cruise collections making an impact at various locations across the globe, the Chanel 'Métiers d'Art' concept is a travelling show that takes place in similar format, falling under a different fashion season – Pre-Fall.
Ahead of Chanel's next Cruise destination being the Emirate of Dubai in just one day, Buro 24/7 Middle East reflects on past 'on location' Métiers d'Art extravaganzas by the brand, and where in the world they took place:
Chanel Métiers d'Art 2013/14 Paris–Dallas
Late last year was the turn of Dallas, Texas to play host to Chanel's quite fabulous circus, with a show held in a barn within the Art Deco exhibition venue, where models walked the hay-scattered runway adorned with fringe, leather and feathers. There was all-American drive-thru cinema and Kristen Stewart was announced as the face to front the collection.
Chanel Métiers d'Art 2012/13 Paris–Édimbourg
Referred to as the Chanel 'Paris – Edinburgh' collection and held in early December of 2012 in the magical Linlithgow Palace (a historical castle in Scotland) – the spectacle was enjoyed around the world by fans of the brand via livestream. The collection itself was made up of much tweed (of course) across skirts, kilts, lace capes with puffed sleeves and collar-bibs, and the accessories were something to behold...
Chanel Métiers d'Art 2011/12 Paris–Bombay
There was no sign of the economic downturn (that was so prevalent at the time) at Chanel's Indian themed collection, titled Paris-Bombay. Chief Karl Lagerfeld proved his worth in being able to put on a show, and transformed the runway into an aisle flanked by glittering banquet tables laden with food and candles. And the outfits were fit for a royal high tea at the Taj Mahal.