GOING FOR BAROQUE: Come Dec. 2, the hills will be alive with…Chanel jackets. Karl Lagerfeld is to parade his next Métiers d’art collection for Chanel at the Schloss Leopoldskron, just south of Salzburg, WWD has learned. Situated on a lake, the 18th-century Rococo palace is considered one of the finest in Austria — a magnet for artistic and intellectual society over the centuries.
Established in 2002 and sparking the pre-collection craze, the Métiers d’art collection exalts the specialty ateliers Chanel controls through its Paraffection subsidiary. These include the jeweler Desrues, feather maker Lemarié, embroiderers Maison Lesage and Atelier Montex, shoemaker Massaro, milliner Michel and cashmere producer Barrie.
Chanel traveled to Dallas and Edinburgh for recent Métiers d’art shows, which spotlight cities linked to the fashion house’s history.