Another year, another Métiers d’Art collection, one that celebrates the Chanel’s specialty houses that specialised in traditional crafts from intricate featherwork to elaborate embroidery. And this year’s, simply known as #ParisInRome, is an ode to Italian cinema, capturing that moment in time when films were made in black and white and actresses were truly glamourous.
Fronting the ad campaign is actress Kristen Stewart, who if I might be frank, isn’t exactly whom one would think of when the words ‘glamourous’ and ‘actress’ are used in the same sentence, but she pulls it off, one of a smouldering femme fatale in her plush Parisian apartment lensed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld himself.
Decidedly so, the bags in this Métiers d’Art collection all carry the same themes, from black and white pieces (very film noir, if you ask me) to bags that come in wrapped in plush velvet (which I could say were inspired by the plush velvet curtains you see in old-world theatres). Like this pair of Boy Chanel bags, for example.
The first, a velvet, calfskin and bronze metal Boy Chanel that measures 20 cm by 12 cm (SGD5710), while the second is another Boy Chanel in pleated calfskin that measures 25 cm by 14.5 cm. Priced at SGD8780 for this one, both are stunners that wouldn’t look out of place hanging from the shoulders from say, Rita Hayworth or Lana Turner.
Then there are these too, from the marble-esque minaudière in the shape of Chanel’s most iconic fragrance (SGD13,190) to the plexiglas film camera that comes with its own sling that’s just darling. I’m particularly enamoured with this Boy Chanel that comes with an additional top handle, in calfskin with ruthenium metal hardware. Measuring 23 cm by 20 cm (SGD7980), you’ll also find variations from exotic python to silver metallic calfskin.
Finally, a small coin purse in sheepskin which comes trimmed in light gold detailing that has the tiniest bit of quilting and will retail for SGD710. This is just a small selection from what’s available in stores now, which also means it’s time to take a trip down to Chanel Marina Bay Sands or Ngee Ann City soon.
And before I sign off, hit this link to read more about Kristen Stewart’s SGD570 pair of black tights from Chanel, and here to catch the update on the new 2.55 that’s also part of the Métiers d’Art collection.
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