Poetic Rundown of Lagerfeld's Metiers d'Art

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We've seen the photos and read the reviews of Chanel's Lagerfeld-designed Metiers d'Art that took place in Scotland, but this write up by Suzy Menkes proves why she's held in such high regard in the style and fashion world. The article itself breaks free from the realm of journalism and enters artful prose, which is an absolutely amazing complement to Lagerfeld's beautiful runway show.


The ghost of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, might have been swirling in the (fake) mist above the ruined castle where she was born five centuries ago; and the plaintive bagpipes could have been in honor of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, when the young French woman was in love with both the Duke of Westminster and the Highlands of Scotland.

The Chanel show that Karl Lagerfeld put on last week at Linlithgow Palace, near Edinburgh, was spectacular in every sense of the word. The burning braziers, sending quivering light over old stone, and the dinner held in a tented space, arising like magic on the hillside, were outshone only by an exceptional collection. Read More

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