S/ Was There: Chanel Pre-Fall 2018/19 Metiers d’Art Collection in New York

On December 4th at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (in the sandstone Temple of Dendur, to be exact), CHANEL showed its Pre-Fall 2019 Metiers d’Art collection, fusing together Ancient Egypt and New York. CHANEL chose NYC to showcase the collection as it holds a special place in the hearts of both Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld for being the city where “nothing is impossible”, and where Gabrielle Chanel made her fortune. The collection pays homage to its inspiring locales, using an abundance of gold and sharp geometry to reference Egypt and infusing modern pops of colour from New York. Celebrities in attendance included CHANEL ambassadors Penelope Cruz, Margot Robbie, Lily-Rose Depp, and actresses Julianne Moore and Blake Lively, as well as director Sofia Coppola, to name a few.

View the gallery for a roundup of our favourite looks and celebrity spottings at the show.