A Grand Affair

Chanel's latest campaign star, supermodel Cara Delevingne, walks hand in hand with Karl Lagerfeld in a tiered cape dress made out of delicate lace for the show's finale at Hotel Schloss Leopoldskrom


Dallas, Edinburgh, Dubai, and Moscow were just a few of the cities that Chanel selected to showcase the illustrious Chanel Métiers d'Art presentations. This year, Karl Lagerfeld waltzes us through Salzburg, Austria, to the Hotel Schloss Leopoldskrom, a former palace. In addition to incorporating elements from the rich heritage of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the maison also notes that it was on a trip to Austria that Mademoiselle Chanel was inspired to design her iconic tweed jacket. Alpine florals and animals are precisely placed on pinafore and dirndl style dresses, coat collars and even the cult - favourite Boy bags. Rows of ruffles with pearl chokers adorn the high necklines of blouses, which peer out of various outerwear looks. The delicate finishing touches aren't overlooked, either hand crafted brooches portray antique wall clocks and cable cars, while lace-up mountaineering boots include series of gold charms depicting everything from Austrian beer steins to baby deer.