karl lagerfeld introduces chanel’s métiers d’art collection to london.

by samantha gilewic

You needent pore over Paris' Fashion Week calendar to find where, oh where, you missed Chanel's Métiers d'Art collection. Karl Lagerfeld introduced the line in 2002 to underscore the extraordinary craft of the house of Chanel's seven Parisian ateliers—Desrues: costume jewelry craftsman, Michel: milliner, Lemarié: feather artisan, Massaro: boot maker, Lesage: embroiderer, Goosens: silversmith, and Guillet: floral designer—and has showed the last five seasons in Paris, Tokyo, New York, and Monte Carlo at the start of the holidays. On December 6th, Métiers d'Art presented “Paris-Londres” at Phillips de Pury in Victoria, an homage to the Brits who inspired Mademoiselle Chanel such as Boy Capel and the Duke of Westminster. For Chanel's first-ever fashion show in London, Agyness Deyn steered the parade of semi-couture embroidered gowns and ground-skimming English chic ensembles with intricate, handmade trimmings to the soundtrack of a dueting Sean Lennon and Irina Lazareanu. Lily Allen, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, Claudia Schiffer, and the Princess Caroline of Monaco's daughter Charlotte Casiraghi were among the faces to witness a moment in fashion history from the front row.

See photos from the show and the front row HERE!