@chanelofficial 2018/2019 Chanel Draws Inspiration from Ancient Egypt for Its Metiers d'Art Show
Lagerfeld tells WWD that he has always been captivated by ancient Egypt’s imagery and culture: “There’s a timelessness to it. I always was interested in the old Egypt, from 3,000 years before Jesus Christ. And then I said it would be great to show it in the Met, but I never thought it was possible. And then it was possible.” This collection has a special place in my heart! Exquisite. Brilliance. Regal
The collection paid homage and respect to the culture of ancient Egypt, not just in the designs of the clothes but also with the makeup, hairstyles and accessories, some of which were inspired by Nefertiti’s crown and Egyptian necklace collars.
Silhouettes featuring rounded breastplates with shoulders that jutted out, mimicking the regalia of the ancient pharaohs.
Ancient Egyptian symbols, like scarabs and lotus flowers and ankhs, appeared in prints
Chanel's signature nubby knits took on more languid silhouettes—forgoing the boxy suits for body-skimming tunics with a gauzy, muslin, floor-skimming skirt underneath
Denim looks gave the decadent collection a more relaxed feel.
The accessories that will be on everyone’s MUST Have list seem like tokens of treasure from the rural of Ancient Egypt.