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La Chanelphile

November 28, 2012

Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Update & Predictions

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The internet is abuzz with rumor of who is going to be at the upcoming Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg on December 4th. We know Karl’s muses and Les Fidèles de Chanel will probably be in attendance but most people are wondering whether Chanel’s latest brand ambassador – Brad Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie – will be in attendance. I have no word but we can only guess at this point.

Chanel Tents Linlithgow Palace Edinburgh Scotland

Photos from the Telegraph and Herald Scotland

What we do know is that Chanel has posted up twelve tents outside Linlithgow Palace. I’m thinking this area is the backstage/production areas as Chanel has stated that the show will take place within the walls of the palace. Some have surmised the show would take place in the Palace’s courtyard – in much the same way that the Cruise 2013 show was show in the gardens at Versailles. Scotland can be chilly this time of year and Chanel has been rumored to have commissioned a glass roof for the Palace courtyard.

And since we’re on the topic of rumor and speculation, I thought I would throw out some ideas of what we may see on December 4th. Coco Chanel’s connection to Scotland is through the Duke of Westminster with whom she had an affair in the 1920′s. She often borrowed from menswear and always found inspiration in her lovers’ closets. From the Duke of Westminster she found tweed, cashmere and bold jewels (in the form of lavish gifts). She also spent much of her time in Scotland outdoors and especially loved horseback riding and fishing. Based on Coco Chanel’s experiences in Scotland and the recent purchase of Barrie Knitwear, I presume we will see a lot of knitwear, as well as tweed and sporting influences accompanied by eye-catching jewelry and accessories we have to come to expect from a Chanel show.

Since the presentation will take place within the walls of Linlithgow Palace I think there is a chance that Karl Lagerfeld will be inspired by Mary Queen of Scots since the palace was her birthplace. As we saw in the Chanel Resort 2013 collection at Versailles, Karl Lagerfeld was influenced by the fashions of Marie Antoinette. I could see Karl Lagerfeld taking inspiration from Mary Queen of Scots – especially the large white collars she wore – as Coco Chanel herself was inspired by them. We’ll know for sure next week.


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