For its pre-fall 19 latest Metiers d’Art showcase, Chanel decamped to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Yesterday.
The collection which was displayed in the museum’s Temple of Dendur room was inspired by Lagerfeld’s visit to Egypt. Models whose legs were slathered in gold body paint that sparkled and peeked out from gilded skirt suits and cocktail dresses worn were spotted on the runway used. The collection included gold tunics and layered necklaces and was paired with knee-high boots and the occasional strappy sandal in gold leather. The effect was amazing, giving the models a gleaming second skin and added class to the look. It’s also a beauty hack inspiration for the party-goers this festive season.
The collection to a large extent captured the much-romanticized hustle and bustle that the city (New York) embodied in that era, as it entered a modernized age.
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