By Frances Hopes
Highly elaborate embroideries, sophisticated sunray pleats, and ostrich and marabou feathers all reflect the finesse of the fine craftsmanship that its artisan partners bring to the house’s collections.
The new advertising campaign from Chanel sees models Vittoria Ceretti and Natalie Westling dressed in silhouettes from the Paris Cosmopolite 2016/17 Métiers d’art collection striding down the corridors of the Ritz Paris and partaking in a game of chess in one of the luxury hotel’s suites.
Elegant, feminine and extremely Parisian, the collection offers new variations of the iconic Chanel jacket now adorned with sequins, faux pearls, crystals, flowers in tweed or leather, jewelled buttons and patterns made from multi-coloured woollen threads. The evening dresses in organza, chiffon and silk tulle are preciously embellished with little bows in satin or velvet, embroidered crystal mesh, sequins or ruffles in frayed denim.
The collection is available in boutiques from 29th May 2017.