Since 2002, Chanel's annual Métiers d'Art collection celebrates craftsmanship while putting the spotlight on cities which are linked to the House's history. Following on from Bombay, Edinburgh and Dallas, this year Karl Lagerfeld's inspiration turns to Salzburg, Austria.

This city, with its deep appreciation for history and tradition, naturally lends itself Chanel's Métiers d'Art collection which brings to the fore the specialist atelier's unique expertise such as costume jeweller Desrues, feather dresser Lemarié, embroiderers Maison Lesage and Atelier Montex, shoemaker Massaro, milliner Michel and cashmere producer Barrie.

The collection will be presented at the 18th century Schloss Leopoldskron, one of the most notable rococo palaces in Austria. This castle, banked on the shores of Lake Leopoldskroner Weiher, has been inextricably linked to the rich artistic and intellectual life of Salzburg's society throughout its history, and will provide a spectacular stage for the collection which will be unveiled on Tuesday, December 2nd.

The invitation for the Métiers d'Art Paris-Salzburg show