Presented against the background of the ancient Temple of Dendur at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chanel transported guests to Egypt for a night for its 2018/19 Métiers d'art runway show. From sleek silhouettes to the use of the scarab beetle, here's a rundown of some of our favourite details from the collection.
Looks from the collection featured a reinterpretation of Egyptian paintings. These were made using delicately inlaid feathers in deep red, black and blue. The design was created by the House of Lemarié, part of Chanel's Métiers d'art portfolio of speciality ateliers. They also produce the house's iconic camellia flowers.
Gold appeared throughout the collection—from the accessories to the shoes, and in Chanel's signature tweed suits. The tweed was woven from mohair, gold thread and beaded cotton thread, and then embroidered with stones like turquoise and jade.
The scarab beetle is Karl Lagerfeld's ultimate tribute to Ancient Egypt and was used as punctuation throughout the collection in the form of a necklace, buttons, a belt buckle, earrings and minaudière handbags.
The show also paid tribute to New York City. French artist Cyril Kongo designed graffiti prints for a jacket, dresses and bags. There were also nods to streetwear: a denim aviator jacket, a street-art printed leather dress and a canvas tote bag featuring spray painted tags.