Karl Lagerfeld presented the CHANEL Métiers d’art show today in a setting taken straight out of the glorious rococo time period.

The Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 collection was shown at Schloss Leopoldskron, the 18th Century Austrian castle, acclaimed for its romantic architecture and view of lake Leopoldskroner Weiher.

Guests were treated to a screening of Karl Lagerfeld’s latest short film ‘Reincarnation’ the night previous to the main event, and in it starred Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Geraldine Chaplin in costume resuming the roles of Austrian loyalty.

The collection’s rich palette presents CHANEL iconic colors – white, red, navy, black – mixed with alpine hues like dove grey and forest green. While the Tyrolean style and Austrian tradition collection was given a contemporary twist as Karl Lagerfeld played with the idea of dirndls, lederhosen, and other elements. Structured evening dresses included details of bibs, frills, pleats and wide sleeves. And fabrics that varied from loden, tweed, felt, leather and cashmere to satin, chiffon, taffeta and lace, implied the collection’s contrast. Crowning the collection with a series of intricate embellishments, a modern alpine theme was worked into the extensive feather work and embroidery.

Guests after the show got to discover the different salons of Schloss Leopoldskron captured by its beauty that continued through the different rooms of traditional rococo décor.

Cara Delevingne, who will be the face of the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 collection, CHANEL Ambassadors Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Alice Dellal and Zhou Xun, American actress Rooney Mara, English actress Geraldine Chaplin, English singer Lily Allen, French actresses Clotilde Hesme and Amira Casar, Caroline de Maigret, French writer Anne Berest and German actresses Iris Berben and Nina Hoss were a few of the honourable mentioned guests to attend the event that night.


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