Posted on December 02 2015
Paris in Rome – Chanel Métiers d’Art 2016 by Tamu McPherson
A French Girl in Rome
For Chanel’s 2016 Métiers d’art 2016 collection Karl Lagerfeld celebrated the french maison’s cinematic connection with the eternal city.
As a prelude to the collection, Mr. Lagerfeld directed, “Once and Forever,” a short film starring Kristen Stewart and Geraldine Chaplin, and including a special cameo by the funniest editor in fashion, Laura Brown of Harper’s Bazaar. The film was screened in the Piscina studio at Rome’s legendary film studio Cinecittà, where the runway show and after party also took place in Teatro N°5 – Federico Fellini’s favorite studio. The show’s mood heralded golden times passed in Paris’ beloved and well frequented neighborhoods, and featured the maison’s iconic suit, textures of tweed, chiffon and leather, and signature color pallete of beige, cream, grey, black and navy blue mixed in with brown, ochre, orange, and cappuccino. At the end of the show, the boutiques, floral stands, bakeries, cafe and bars that were constructed for the event opened up to offer delicious Roman and French specialties.
In a coincidental and special way, the entire evening felt like heart warming nod to the brilliant city which recently suffered so much loss. Mr. Lagerfeld’s love for Paris and the city’s unbreakable spirit, interpreted always through key symbols of Mademoiselle Chanel, is consistently in tune with current global events. In this case, I can’t help being inspired by last night’s celebration as I received an encouraging message – vivre la Liberté, égalité e fraternité, always and forever.
Here’s a look at my Chanel Métiers d’art adventure, a journey that I have been dreaming of for a very long time and one which will remain in my mind forever.
“Once and Forever” by Karl Lagerfeld
A French Girl Look Book by Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and Featuring Model Catherine McNeil.
My Instagram Diary of Chanel Paris In Rome