Today, I am on my way to Paris to attend the Chanel Métiers d’Art Pre-fall 2012 show. This défilé is always very interesting as it is made to the level of Haute Couture with the focus on the craftsmanship of Chanel’s Parisian couture ateliers.
Every season, Chanel picks a different location as inspiration wether it is a journey through time to the Byzantine age, an ode to Shanghai’s exuberance or a trip to Moscow. Interesting for me to observe is that „Kaiser Karl“ seems to choose countries with an uprising spending power, like Russia, China and now India.
I am really looking forward to Karl’s take on „Paris-Bombay“ today, isn’t he the modern maharaja of fashion already?!
Photos: Sir Bhupindra Singh, Maharaja of Patiala © National Portrait Gallery, London; Invitation Courtesy of Chanel; karllagerfeld.com