Chanel's Métiers D'Art 2022 Was A Masterclass In Artisan Skill

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Photo credit: Marguerite Bornhauser
Photo credit: Marguerite Bornhauser

Chanel's annual Métiers d'Art show is without fail one of the biggest highlights of the period between fashion seasons, if not of the entire year – and the 2022 collection was no different.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Chanel
Photo credit: Courtesy of Chanel

The Métiers d'Art collections 'pay tribute to the virtuoso hands of fashion', acting as a creative dialogue between Chanel and the many artists that it loves, and popping up each year in a different (but invariably stunning) location – which in the past has included the likes of Texas and Mumbai.

Photo credit: MATHIEU BONNIN
Photo credit: MATHIEU BONNIN

For the 2022 show, however, Artistic Director Virginie Viard chose to show the collection in Chanel's historic heartland of Paris. Understandably, as it is also where the French atelier has just unveiled its Le19M building in the 19th arrondissement, a new site dedicated entirely to the Métiers d'Art where the finest artisans are able to continue honing their craft in collaboration with Chanel. Le19M was therefore the natural location choice for this year's show – and provided a suitably striking set.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Chanel
Photo credit: Courtesy of Chanel

The exceptional savoir-faire of artisans such as goldsmith Goossens, hatter Maison Michel, feather worker Lemarié and pleater Lognon was on full, glorious display in the collection, which oozed a 'metropolitan yet sophisticated' vibe and showcased each of the chosen maisons d'art at their very finest – with a Chanel twist.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Chanel
Photo credit: Courtesy of Chanel

Think graffiti-style embroidery in coloured beads, tweed jackets with sweatshirt sleeves, perfectly hand-pleated skirts, fabulous feather details, intricate embellishments, and, of course, plenty of show-stopping jewels and opulent accessories.

For those not lucky enough to have bagged an invite to see the collection en réalité, you can watch the full show here.

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