This year for Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2011 Métiers d’Art line, Karl Lagerfeld took us to the Byzantine era, after visiting Shanghai, Moscow, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo in years past.
Chanel uses the Pre-Fall season to showcase it’s Métiers d’Art line, launched in 2002, which showcases luxury ready-to-wear pieces embellished with couture details. Métiers d’Art was set up as an ode to couture houses acquired by Chanel back in 1997 – Les maisons Lesage, Desrues, Lemarié, Michel, Massaro, Goossens and Guillet. All masters in their fields of embroidery, lace and leather goods.
Regal hues of greens, bronzes and golds, heavy embroidery and Byzantine elements created an especially luxurious and hedonistic collection, selling for the no less hedonistic price range of $4,000 – $40,000.
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