Chanel’s Lagerfeld channels ancient Egypt with mini-Met Gala

A glossy and glamorous chronicle of ancient Egypt ruled a dusk — with party kingship on a runway, too — as Chanel brought a roving conform uncover to New York and a famed Temple of Dendur during a Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld, a partner of intemperate spectacles, chose a thespian venue for his 17th annual “Metiers d’Art” show, that takes place in a opposite city any year and celebrates a craftsmanship of a artisans that partner with Chanel.

The commanding temple, finished in about 10 B.C., is a prominence of a Met’s collection and a favorite site of a museum’s annual open conform gala. Indeed, a Chanel uncover felt like a mini-Met Gala with luminary guest including actresses Penelope Cruz, Julianne Moore, Margot Robbie, Marion Cotillard and Lily-Rose Depp, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and executive Sofia Coppola.

A luminary even walked a runway: Pharrell Williams, who recently announced a partnership with Chanel. Arriving to a few whoops from a crowd, a thespian looked stately indeed, in a bullion filigree tip ornate with designs imitative a wide, jeweled Egyptian necklace, and brilliantly glossy bullion leather trousers.

Gold shimmered all over a runway, as models strolled past a floodlit church in all from bullion thigh-high boots to bullion brimmed hats to lustrous dresses with golden plume adornments, to shoulder-length bullion earrings. There was also some unsettled denim, and really some tweed, though Egyptian-style bling was a sequence of a day.

One quite overwhelming shoulderless robe looked like an Egyptian mosaic, with interlocking “tiles” in a Egyptian tone palette of light and dim blues, red, and of course, gold.

The handiwork concerned in a panoply was displayed in brief videos posted by Chanel on Instagram forward of a show, from artisans’ ateliers, or workshops: metalwork and jewelry-making from Goossens, pleating from Lognon, plume and flower adornments from Lemarie, elaboration from Montex, dress valuables from Desrues, elaboration and tweed from Lesage, Massaro shoes, and golden Maison Michel hats.

The uncover came usually hours after a French conform residence announced it was renouncing a use of outlandish skins like crocodile, lizard and lizard in destiny collections, since they were formidable to source ethically. Effectively that means animal fur as well, that a residence has used rarely.

On a red carpet, singer Cruz, who recently began operative with a oppulance label, spoke of how most she enjoyed collaborating with Lagerfeld.

“I consider we can use a word talent to news Karl,” pronounced Cruz, in a navy robe she pronounced was from a final “Metiers d’Art” collection. “He’s really unique, and to spend time with him and see how most he knows about all and how most oddity he still has to keep flourishing and to keep training … he works so hard.”

Lagerfeld, 85, is also famous for slicing no corners when it comes to conform uncover spending, and his Temple of Dendur spectacular — usually a third time he has shown in New York — will positively not change that reputation.

As they left a museum, guest were escorted into black cars for a float about 10 blocks south into Central Park, where an indoor venue had been remade into a Chanel “diner,” finish with food trucks dispensing drinks, cheeseburgers and fries, and milkshakes.


AP video publisher Alicia Rancilio contributed to this report.

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