Chanel Stages Métiers d’Art Show, “Paris Cosmopolite,” at The Ritz

Chanel Stages Métiers d’Art Show, “Paris Cosmopolite,” at The Ritz

The fashion house brings the show back to Paris for a tribute to their founder's most beloved home.

The fashion house brings the show back to Paris for a tribute to their founder's most beloved home.

Photography: Alana O'Herlihy

Text: Natalia Spotts

For their 13th Métiers d’Art Show, Chanel returns to Paris after holding the event in Dallas, Salzburg, and Rome for the past few years. Every year, the location for the show is chosen by Karl Lagerfeld who decides on a city that has played a major role in the fashion house’s history. This year’s show, named “Paris Cosmopolite,” was hosted at the newly renovated Ritz Hotel as a tribute to the iconic residence that was once loved by Gabrielle Chanel. After the hotel’s first renovation in 1937, the Chanel designer stayed in a third floor suite for the first time, making the abode close to heart of the company and giving the show a gratuitous significance. On June 6, the opulent hotel reopened, this time including a completely refurbished suite devoted to their honored guest of more than 37 years.

As the show occurs separately from the traditional fashion calendar, the brand also shows their gratitude for their ateliers who create the most seminal garments and textile work. Houses like Desrues, Lesage, Maison Michel, Lemarié showcase their frills and embroideries while exclusive guests like Pharrell and Bella Heathcote are in attendance. Cara Delevigne and Lily-Rose Depp are among some of the models that walked, with Delevigne sporting a classic tweed suit and Depp donned a cropped gold sequin ensemble.

Click through backstage photos from the show below.

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