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THE TEMPLE OF DENDUR:
MÉTIERS D'ART SHOW SETTING

Karl Lagerfeld chose the sandstone Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as the setting for the Métiers d'art 2018/19 show. Commissioned during the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar around 10 B.C, the Temple is today one of the most recognizable symbols of ancient Egypt. Gifted to the United States in 1965 in recognition of the country’s support of the UNESCO  International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia, and awarded to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967, the Temple continues to inspire all who see it.


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CHANEL & THE METROPOLITAN
MUSEUM OF ART

Some of the most memorable fashion exhibitions have taken place at the Costume Institute in New York, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1946. The Institute shares the House’s bold spirit, and provided the perfect setting for a large-scale CHANEL retrospective in 2005. Designs by Gabrielle Chanel from the 1920s were showcased alongside Karl Lagerfeld’s creations. At the 2016 “Manus x Machina” exhibition exploring links between fashion and technological innovations, visitors could explore numerous CHANEL looks.

The House’s designs are not only exhibited but also worn each year at the Met Gala by celebrity guests and ambassadors such as Kristen Stewart and Lily-Rose Depp. On December 4th, Karl Lagerfeld chose The Metropolitan Museum of Art to present the next Métiers d’art 2018/19 collection. 

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MÉTIERS D'ART 2018/19
ARE COMING TO NEW YORK

The 2018/19 collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld and created with CHANEL's Métiers d’art will be unveiled at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 4th.

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MAISON MICHEL
HATMAKER AND MILLENER SINCE 1936

A creative laboratory in perpetual evolution, Maison Michel was founded in 1936 by Auguste Michel. Steeped in exceptional tradition, the House has conserved and passed on all the secrets of the hatter and millinery trades to its specialists and artisans.
The House continues a creative dialogue with CHANEL on its hats, which regularly accessorize the looks of the collections. Boaters, half-veils, caps, and knit caps all offer a new twist on a wide range of classic headwear in multiple variations, interpreting CHANEL’s codes.

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ATELIER MONTEX
EMBROIDERER SINCE 1939

Contemporary Paris-based embroidery studio Atelier Montex designs incredibly modern and exclusive motifs, both sophisticated and innovative, that continue to enhance CHANEL’s collections. To create them, Montex uses the Luneville crochet hook and needle, as well as its famous century-old Cornely embroidery machines, mechanical and guided by hand.

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KARL LAGERFELD
& NEW YORK

"In New York, I like the energy, the air, the people, the architecture, the confusion, the mix.’’ — Karl Lagerfeld
The Art Director of the House has always been inspired by the city that hosted several CHANEL's fashion shows and exhibitions.

In 2005, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Métiers d’art collection in the CHANEL boutique of 57th Street. Two years later, the Cruise collection was set at the Grand Central Station, an iconic Manhattan location. New Yorkers have also had the opportunity to discover Karl Lagerfeld's work through exhibitions organized in the city. In the fall of 2008, the ‘Mobile Art’ pavillion created by architect Zaha Hadid upon Karl Lagerfeld's invitation, stopped by in Central Park. In 2012, the traveling exhibition ‘The Little Black Jacket’ was presented in SoHo, highlighting the House's icon.

Whether set on the Fifth Avenue, in Harlem or Brooklyn, the city has also often served as a backdrop to the CHANEL campaigns under Karl Lagerfeld's lens. The endless streets, iron balconies, red brick façades, traffic lights and street signs — these elements have all nourished the creator's imagination, inspiring him to associate CHANEL with this urban landscape.

This year, the city of New York once again inspired him. The Paris-New York 2018/19 Métiers d’art collection will be unveiled at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 4th.

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LOGNON
PLEATER SINCE 1853

The Maison Lognon marries traditional craft skills and digital technology with cutting-edge techniques. Its deft-fingered experts create elaborate interplays of volume in flat expanses of fabric in a highly demanding process that requires painstaking accuracy and detailed knowledge of the characteristics of each material. Perfect pleating takes unspoken coordination and perfect fingertip synchronization from two pleaters working together.

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LEMARIÉ
FEATHER AND FLOWER MAKER
SINCE 1880

Founded by Palmyre Coyette, the House of Lemarié has existed since 1880. An expert in flowers and feathers, Lemarié also excels at ‘couture’ (incrustations, ruffles, sophisticated smocking…) and the creation of pleats. The House is an essential partner for the ten annual CHANEL collections by Karl Lagerfeld and joined CHANEL’s Métiers d’art in 1996.

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CHANEL AT THE NEW YORK
WORLD'S FAIR IN 1939

CHANEL is among the French representatives of the Couture and Perfumery at the New York World’s Fair in 1939. Within the French pavilion, the House presents a sculpture with objects placed behind crystal windows, evoking the signature lines of its creations.

The next Métiers d’art collection will be presented in New York on December 4th.

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DESRUES
COSTUME JEWELLER SINCE 1929

Aligning savoir faire with creativity, this is the talent of the House of Desrues, the ‘parurier d'art’. Founded by Georges Desrues in 1929, the factory crafts buttons, jewellery, belt buckles as well as handbag clasps each season. Partners with CHANEL since 1965, Desrues was the first Métier d’art to be acquired by the House in 1985.

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