The Chanel Pre-Fall 2022 Métiers d’art show was orgainzed at the le19M, an immense space imagined by the French Maison and designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti to welcome the House’s artisan partners.
“It’s a vast, very open space, with a façade adorned with threads of white concrete, a garden, beautiful walkways, and a large gallery where exhibitions will also be held,” explains Virginie Viard.
This Métiers d’art collection is “very metropolitan yet sophisticated, with tweed jackets with sweatshirt sleeves, graffiti-style embroidery in coloured beads by Lesage, voluminous purple or royal blue knit Bermuda short-outfits, and casual coats worn open. Many of the embroideries are inspired by the structure of the building itself, such as those by Montex, which are very graphic and in silver sequins.” In terms of accessories, two-tone beige and black Mary-Janes with heels adorned with large pearls at the top, and long gloves in leather, worn with a mix of jewelry.
In a swirl of craftsmanship and colour, a short film created by the choreographer and dancer Dimitri Chamblas reveals glimpses of the Chanel Métiers d’art collection by Virginie Viard. hamblas documents the silhouettes in constant motion, creating a dazzling play of graphic textures and precious details as models explore the new Parisian building dedicated to the fashion Métiers d’art.