Métiers d'Art 2018/19In boutiques
Métiers d'Art 2018/19In boutiques

Savoir-faire

Since 2002, CHANEL dedicates a collection each year to its Métiers d’art houses, maintaining an artistic, technical and cultural heritage in constant effervescence. In a creative dialogue between the Studio and the artisans, the twenty-seven Maisons d’art and manufacturers united under the name of ‘Paraffection’ contribute to the influence of French luxury and fashion around the world.
Since 2002, CHANEL dedicates a collection each year to its Métiers d’art houses, maintaining an artistic, technical and cultural heritage in constant effervescence. In a creative dialogue between the Studio and the artisans, the twenty-seven Maisons d’art and manufacturers united under the name of ‘Paraffection’ contribute to the influence of French luxury and fashion around the world.
Métiers d'art de CHANEL
Métiers d'art
de CHANEL
Goossens
GOLDSMITH SINCE 1950

Goossens

GOLDSMITH SINCE 1950

Karl Lagerfeld turned to the rich and abundant cultural touchstones of ancient Egypt as the inspiration for the latest Métiers d’art collection, employing the scarab beetle throughout as the season’s leitmotif. The sacred amulet appeared on buttons, belts and much of the audacious jewellery — like this slender yet graphic 24-carat gold cuff. Forged by Gabrielle Chanel's original jeweler and creative accomplice, the Paris - New York collection marks the first time the House has collaborated with the jewellery atelier since Chanel’s tenure.
Karl Lagerfeld turned to the rich and abundant cultural touchstones of ancient Egypt as the inspiration for the latest Métiers d’art collection, employing the scarab beetle throughout as the season’s leitmotif. The sacred amulet appeared on buttons, belts and much of the audacious jewellery — like this slender yet graphic 24-carat gold cuff. Forged by Gabrielle Chanel's original jeweler and creative accomplice, the Paris - New York collection marks the first time the House has collaborated with the jewellery atelier since Chanel’s tenure.
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Métiers d'art de CHANEL
Métiers d'art
de CHANEL
massaro
Shoemaker since 1894

MASSARO

Shoemaker since 1894

The master bootmakers at Massaro possess an unparalleled skillset that has been passed down since the house was established. The link between the history of the Métiers d’art with CHANEL is vital — ever since Gabrielle Chanel’s iconic two-tone pump in the 1950s. For the latest Métiers d’art collection, Massaro fashioned a cast of inspiring footwear including this strappy gold leather sandal — an elegant finishing note for the long-line silhouette featured in the Paris - New York show.
The master bootmakers at Massaro possess an unparalleled skillset that has been passed down since the house was established. The link between the history of the Métiers d’art with CHANEL is vital — ever since Gabrielle Chanel’s iconic two-tone pump in the 1950s. For the latest Métiers d’art collection, Massaro fashioned a cast of inspiring footwear including this strappy gold leather sandal — an elegant finishing note for the long-line silhouette featured in the Paris - New York show.
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Métiers d'art de CHANEL
Métiers d'art
de CHANEL
lesage
EMBROIDERER SINCE 1858 AND TWEED MAKER

LESAGE

EMBROIDERER SINCE 1858 AND TWEED MAKER

The dazzling and elaborate embellishment on this ruched organza dress lights up like fireworks exploding across the night sky. Great care is taken with this design: first it was marked out on tracing paper and then hand-appliqued over 480 hours. Composed from 47,000 sequins, in brilliant hues of gold, turquoise and coral, and 150 cabochons hand made by the jewellery maison of Goossens. Once the work was finished, the CHANEL ateliers assembled it into this dress.
The dazzling and elaborate embellishment on this ruched organza dress lights up like fireworks exploding across the night sky. Great care is taken with this design: first it was marked out on tracing paper and then hand-appliqued over 480 hours. Composed from 47,000 sequins, in brilliant hues of gold, turquoise and coral, and 150 cabochons hand made by the jewellery maison of Goossens. Once the work was finished, the CHANEL ateliers assembled it into this dress.
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Métiers d'art de CHANEL
Métiers d'art
de CHANEL
Desrues
Costume jeweller since 1929

Desrues

Costume jeweller since 1929

Weaving together the past and present, the bold and iconic imagery of New York City and the ancient antiquities provided Karl Lagerfeld with abundant creative zeal for the latest Métiers d’art collection. This awe-inspiring collar was modelled on an original CHANEL art deco necklace, but it also cleverly recalls both the glittering Manhattan skyline and the dazzling ornaments beloved by the Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt. Fashioned from 1500 brightly coloured rhinestones, each stone has been meticulously soldered on one-by-one.
Weaving together the past and present, the bold and iconic imagery of New York City and the ancient antiquities provided Karl Lagerfeld with abundant creative zeal for the latest Métiers d’art collection. This awe-inspiring collar was modelled on an original CHANEL art deco necklace, but it also cleverly recalls both the glittering Manhattan skyline and the dazzling ornaments beloved by the Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt. Fashioned from 1500 brightly coloured rhinestones, each stone has been meticulously soldered on one-by-one.
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Métiers d'art de CHANEL
Métiers d'art
de CHANEL
Lemarié
FEATHER AND FLOWER MAKER SINCE 1880

LEMARIÉ

FEATHER AND FLOWER MAKER SINCE 1880

It took a whole team of artisans from the storied feather house of Lemarié over 1000 hours to realise the vibrant and elaborate featherwork on this dress. Working with a canvas, much like a visual artist, the ‘plumassiers’ created the graphic, geometric motif from a composition of individual feathers, which were dyed brilliant shades of turquoise, red, navy and black, or hand-painted illustrious gold, before they were carefully hand cut and assembled onto black organza, line-by-line.
It took a whole team of artisans from the storied feather house of Lemarié over 1000 hours to realise the vibrant and elaborate featherwork on this dress. Working with a canvas, much like a visual artist, the ‘plumassiers’ created the graphic, geometric motif from a composition of individual feathers, which were dyed brilliant shades of turquoise, red, navy and black, or hand-painted illustrious gold, before they were carefully hand cut and assembled onto black organza, line-by-line.
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Métiers d'art de CHANEL
Métiers d'art
de CHANEL
LOGNON
Pleater since 1853

LOGNON

Pleater since 1853

For the Paris - New York collection, CHANEL’s signature pleating was once more realised by the masterly ‘plisseurs’ from the historic House of Lognon. For this elegant black dress, and other similar styles, they developed a bespoke 5mm-wide accordion pleat that animated sleeves and skirts. The archives at Lognon brim with hundreds of original cardboard molds — all traced and folded by hand, even to this day. Fabrics, like this silk tulle, are carefully pressed into molds, set with weights, and then steamed before they spring to life.
For the Paris - New York collection, CHANEL’s signature pleating was once more realised by the masterly ‘plisseurs’ from the historic House of Lognon. For this elegant black dress, and other similar styles, they developed a bespoke 5mm-wide accordion pleat that animated sleeves and skirts. The archives at Lognon brim with hundreds of original cardboard molds — all traced and folded by hand, even to this day. Fabrics, like this silk tulle, are carefully pressed into molds, set with weights, and then steamed before they spring to life.
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Métiers d'art de CHANEL
Métiers d'art
de CHANEL
Atelier Montex
Embroiderer since 1939

Atelier Montex

Embroiderer since 1939

This entirely embroidered dress from the Paris - New York collection highlights the unique virtuosity of the Atelier Montex’s artisans. Working carefully with the patterns provided by the CHANEL atelier, a layer of white tulle was embroidered with 190-meters of gold bead chains into a fishnet motif using the 19th century Cornely machine, which is artfully guided by hand. The art-deco-inspired braiding, laid in a 3D triangular relief at the waist and neckline, was fashioned from 3700 glass cubes and 8400 metal tubes.
This entirely embroidered dress from the Paris - New York collection highlights the unique virtuosity of the Atelier Montex’s artisans. Working carefully with the patterns provided by the CHANEL atelier, a layer of white tulle was embroidered with 190-meters of gold bead chains into a fishnet motif using the 19th century Cornely machine, which is artfully guided by hand. The art-deco-inspired braiding, laid in a 3D triangular relief at the waist and neckline, was fashioned from 3700 glass cubes and 8400 metal tubes.
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Métiers d'art de CHANEL
Métiers d'art
de CHANEL
Maison Michel
HATMAKER AND MILLINER SINCE 1936
Maison Michel

HATMAKER AND MILLINER SINCE 1936

The milliners at Maison Michel in Paris hand cast and crafted the line-up of gold leather hats that punctuated looks in the Paris - New York collection. Working with a bespoke mold that was modelled from one of Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches, the style offers a playful and contemporary take on the royal headdresses of Ancient Egypt and follows Maison Michel’s long-established tradition for creating covetable hats that combine technological innovation with a singular, near-century-old savoir-faire.
The milliners at Maison Michel in Paris hand cast and crafted the line-up of gold leather hats that punctuated looks in the Paris - New York collection. Working with a bespoke mold that was modelled from one of Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches, the style offers a playful and contemporary take on the royal headdresses of Ancient Egypt and follows Maison Michel’s long-established tradition for creating covetable hats that combine technological innovation with a singular, near-century-old savoir-faire.
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