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Jackets and coats are the main thrust of Paris-Salzburg’s daytime wear and define a tomboy’s effortless elegance. A CHANEL ivory tweed jacket with four pockets is teamed with wool trousers showing military-style side-stripe. A long embroidered jacket with full collar, flared sleeves and hem is worn with a matching dress. A maxi-length shearling coat, shown open, reveals lederhosen-style jean shorts. "This is more of a fantasy. It has to be modern, it has to be right for today, the proportions, everything," states Karl Lagerfeld.
The Cocktail and evening attire was delicately dramatic and infinitely feminine. Embroidered blouses with butterflies are teamed with feathered mini skirts. A magnificent cape made of feathers defines a major entrance.
During the show, CHANEL showed it's iconic colours - white, red, navy, black - mixed with alpine hues like dove grey and forest green. Implying the collection’s contrast, fabrics vary from loden, tweed, felt, leather and cashmere to satin, chiffon, taffeta and lace.
A slew of Austro-Hungary-inspired accessories include an extensive range of jewellery, handbags and footwear. Knotted pearl necklaces are omnipresent and diamante oval-shaped buckles appear on black satin chokers. CHANEL felt bags are embroidered with alpine style flowers and boxy quilted leather CHANEL bags have gunmetal chains. Tyrol-type felt hats have feathers whereas black patent leather peasant clogs with straps, hiking shoes and hunting boots create instant allure.
Behind The Scene Video Of The Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers D'art Collection
This new short film was the perfect opportunity for Karl Lagerfeld to develop an artistic collaboration with Pharrell Williams, a close friend of the House and personal friend of the designer. In fact, the artist composed and wrote the lyrics to "CC The World", the original soundtrack for Reincarnation, and he also played one of the lead roles and will be, along with Cara Delevingne, the face of the upcoming campaign of the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'art collection.
Once again Karl Lagerfeld had imagined an episode from the life of Gabrielle Chanel. Embodied by Geraldine Chaplin, Gabrielle Chanel is holidaying in the suburbs of Salzburg in 1954. At her hotel she meets a young lift-boy played by Pharrell Williams who wears a jacket which would later inspire the iconic CHANEL jacket.