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THE GUESTS AT THE
PARIS-HAMBURG SHOW

The Paris-Hamburg 2017/18 Métiers d’art collection gathered the House ambassadors and the friends of the House in Hamburg. Kristen Stewart, Lily-Rose Depp, Tilda Swinton, Phoebe Tonkin and Marine Vacth were among the guests invited at the Elbphilharmonie.

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THE PARIS-HAMBURG SHOW
AT THE ELBPHILHARMONIE

At the entrance to the port of Hamburg, the glass facade of the Elbphilharmonie rises in waves, echoing the ripples on the Elbe River and setting the tone for the Paris-Hamburg 2017/18 Métiers d’art collection, presented yesterday evening in the concert hall. Karl Lagerfeld brings a feminine touch to the masculine wardrobe of the ship's crew, in a simple, sober line. Striped tops, pea coats, drop-front trousers, sailor caps and bags combine elements borrowed from the maritime world and the CHANEL codes.

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CRAFTSMANSHIP IN THE
PARIS-HAMBURG COLLECTION

The Paris-Hamburg Métiers d'art show at the Elbphilharmonie celebrated the exceptional craft of the embroiderers, milliners, feathermakers and bootmakers. Straight sheath dresses in midnight blue crepe with tulle, sailor caps adorned with tulle, handpainted feather sailor stripes tops and asymmetric dresses in shimmering crepe encapsulate this collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

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STAGING THE SHOW
AT THE ELBPHILHARMONIE

The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg is home to three concert halls, including the Grand Hall with room for 2,100 people. The architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron took particular pains in designing the surfaces and their interplay of textures, especially for the inner spaces, which are clad in a "white skin" consisting of thousands of precision-cut gypsum fiber panels fitted to within a millimeter, giving the space unbeatable acoustics. Creating the space called not only for cutting-edge digital technology, but also the immense talent of the Japanese acoustic engineer Yasuhisa Toyota.

The very shape of the auditorium is innovative. The stage is in the center, overhung by a curved ceiling that, as the architects put it, "rises vertically like a tent". Its imposing shape dictated the form of the building’s outer shell. Here, virtuoso technology draws on an in-depth mastery of tradition. Here, where heritage and modernity come together, is where Karl Lagerfeld chose to present the Paris-Hamburg 2017/18 Métiers d’art show.

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PARIS-HAMBURG
SILHOUETTES

First images of the Paris-Hamburg 2017/18 Métiers d’art collection photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.

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SHOOTING BY KARL LAGERFELD

The artistic director of the House has chosen German model Anna Ewers to present the silhouettes of the Métiers d’art 2017/18 collection, that will be showcased in Hamburg.

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EMBROIDERY AND SILKWORK
BY MAISON MONTEX

Contemporary embroidery studio based in Paris, Maison Montex designs exclusive motifs and new creations every seasons that enhance the House Métiers d’art collections. With its thousands of sequins, beads, threads, multicolored crystals, and other embellishments, Maison Montex has forged its own distinctive expertise, drawing on the knowledge of an embroiderer from the Lorraine—the cradle of embroidery in France thereby perpetuating the secrets of the Lunéville craft. Thanks to research and experimentation, historic skills like crochet, embroidery on a Cornely machine, and needlework are being transcended by new techniques such lace embroidery on newsprint and 3D effects.

More information on mtxparis.com

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THE ART OF CASHMERE
BY MAISON BARRIE

The Barrie knitwear mill in the small town of Hawick, Scotland, joined CHANEL in 2012, twenty-five years after completing its first orders for the company. Their shared creative vision has brought the ancient tradition of the finest cashmere woven in the Scottish borders to CHANEL's iconic two-tone cardigan.

The Maison Barrie's soft-hued palette offers a range of exclusive colors for the Métiers d'art collections. Its spools in various sizes give an exceptional quality of yarn, while a production method unchanged since the early twentieth century, requiring painstaking accuracy and dexterity, makes the cashmere soft yet strong, giving a knit of outstanding quality. A highly qualified workforce with a skillset that is now rare makes Barrie cashmere knits a true luxury.

More information on barrie.com

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JEWELRY BUTTONS FROM
THE MAISON DESRUES

The buttons and jewelry specialists Maison Desrues create unusual bespoke pieces to designs by Karl Lagerfeld, from cuff bracelets and fingerless gloves set with stones to beads on long necklaces or stitched by the hundred on every inch of a garment. Desrues produces some four thousand buttons a day to adorn CHANEL designs. The craftsmen also cast, sculpt, dye, carve, enamel, and polish stones and settings from Gabrielle Chanel's own jewelry, giving a new lease of life in fresh designs for today's collections. To meet the demands of CHANEL's bespoke creations, the Maison Desrues has embraced new technologies including digital design and laser cutting. Yet the company still holds itself to the highest standards of craftsmanship.

More information on desrues-paris.com

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