Chanel Métiers d'Art Paris-Salzburg: The Full Collection
An Austrian fairytale in Mozart's birthplace
The Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 collection was unveiled on December 2 at the Schloss Leopoldskron, an 18th century Austrian castle, known for its romantic architecture and breathtaking view of lake Leopoldskroner Weiher.
The night before, on December 1, the guests that had flown in for Karl's Austrian carnival, were treated to the first worldwide premiere and screening of Reincarnation – a film starring Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Geraldine Chaplin. In the movie, Delevingne and Williams bring Emporer Franz Joseph I and Empress Elizabeth back to life – the latter of which was known as "Sissi", and directly inspired the "CC" chant Delevingne and Williams sing in the bespoke soundtrack.
Chanel ambassadors Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Alice Dellal and Zhou Xun, Rooney Mara, Lily Allen, and Caroline de Maigret were all present to witness the unveiling of Lagerfeld's 2014 Métiers d’Art collection.
The Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 collection paid homage to Chanel's iconic colours including dove grey and forest green, whilst giving a cheeky contemporary translation of Tyrolean style and Austrian tradition – with Lagerfeld presented his twist on dirndls, lederhosen and other iconic Austrian elements.
The new Chanel jacket featured four pockets, and the lineup included chic little day dresses, short, flared jackets, capes and a mid-length coat that had a pleat at the back. For eveningwear, the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 gowns were peppered with bibs, frills, pleats and wide sleeves. Tweed, felt, leather, cashmere, chiffon, taffeta, lace and satin were all present, and intricate embellishment was seen through leather trims, embroidery with an alpine theme and extensive feather work.
Cara Delevingne, who showcased her singing talent alongside Pharrell for the Reincarnation film, walked the finale with Lagerfeld wearing a tiered white gown featuring a black lace bow neck. The 22-year-old model will be the face of the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 collection, which features a mammoth 80+ looks. Delevingne's BFF Kendall Jenner, Lara Stone, Lindsey Wixon, Edie Campbell, Binx Walton, Stella Tenant and Brad Kroenig clasping the hand of son Hudson Kroenig also all walked in the show.
Take at the full collection below: