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© Anne Combaz

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© Anne Combaz

MÉTIERS D'ART KNOW-HOW
2. MARBLE EFFECT FEATHERS

The feathers on the skirt were reworked before being appliqued onto the crepe georgette, while those on the top were painted to resemble marble then re-cut and sewn onto the organza in the Lemarié ateliers.

For the silhouette of this piece from the Paris in Rome 2015/16 Métiers d'Art collection, Karl Lagerfeld played with contrasts, combining the lightness of black feathers with a powerful visual effect of white veined marble.

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© Anne Combaz

MÉTIERS D'ART KNOW-HOW
3. PEARLS, LACE AND LEATHER

"About a month and half before the collection I give the first sketches to the ateliers. The people with whom I work know exactly how to interpret my sketches. A design is never discordant with what I have asked for… but sometimes, when it comes to the fittings, I change my mind, I have new ideas, so we make changes and we start again. There is always a creative dynamic between the Studio and the expertise of the artisans and the Chanel ateliers who work on my collections. Gradually the silhouette evolves, the embroideries, the details, the finishes and the flowers take on a new dimension", Karl Lagerfeld.

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LION

Associated with the sun, the lion symbolizes power, nobility and gold. It is the 5th sign of the zodiac - Gabrielle Chanel's lucky number and constellation. 

She collected effigies of this tutelary figure and used it as a motif in suit buttons, belts, brooches and necklaces.

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