Chanel Métiers d'Art Paris-Salzburg: An interview with Karl Lagerfeld
After the debut of the stunning Chanel 2014 Métiers d'Art show in Salzburg, and the Karl Lagerfeld-directed Reincarnation video featuring Cara Delevingne, Pharrell Williams and Géraldine Chaplin, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni spoke to Mr. Lagerfeld on his inspiration behind his latest offerings for the French label.
"First of all I love Salzburg, we must not forget that Chanel got the inspiration for the Chanel jacket here at an Austrian resort when she saw the bell boy's uniform. She then took the tweed, she took the braid and made it completely different, she made the jacket for women out of it." Karl said on Mademoiselle Chanel's admiration for Salzburg and how she created one of Chanel's most iconic jacket. "You can take inspiration from an apron, from a sleeve, from little details, but you must forget it all and then do it your way."
Each piece in the lineup also features an abundance of handwork and precision,"This collection has unbelievable craftsmanship, most of the embroideries are a few stones and many feathers... Feathers to me are like flying fur."
As for bringing back the theme of the 18th century Austrian castle, Lagerfeld stated his designs are "the updated versions" of what he thinks should be, could be, and had to be, today.
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