Chanel Métiers d’Art 2012: Paris Meets Bombay

This morning I’m a very happy blogger as I absolutely adore the Métiers d’Art 2012 Chanel collection, which was shown yesterday in Paris. It’s my easily my favourite Chanel collection from the past year or so. Karl Lagerfeld took inspiration from India, designing the Métiers d’Art collection around the theme “Paris-Bombay”. Ironically Karl has never actually been to India – and hilariously told Tim Blanks, “It’s much more inspiring not to go to places than to go.” Clearly Karl wouldn’t make a good travel agent…
As with all Chanel collections Métiers d’Art (aka Pre Fall) had close to 80 looks, and I loved just about everything. The loose silk pants and shirts worn with colourful handbags slung across the body were the perfect example of casual chic, and don’t even get me started on the beautiful ornate jewellery which covered just about every inch of the body. I was also pleased to see a handful of Indian models walking in the show. The usual Chanel cast of Stella, Anja, Jacquelyn and co obviously walked too, but the new faces helped to shape the collection. 
And it would be impossible to post about this collection without looking at the details. The Chanel team are out-of-this-world when it comes to talent…
Were you a fan of the Chanel Métiers d’Art 2012 collection?
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