Chanel Métiers d’Art 2018

Talk about a homecoming.
Karl Lagerfeld won a standing ovation after showing his latest Métiers d’Art collection for Chanel on Wednesday at the Elbphilharmonie, the spectacular concert hall designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron that overlooks the port of Hamburg, the town where he was born.
Celebrities including Kristen Stewart, Tilda Swinton and Lily-Rose Depp jumped to their feet as the designer took his bow with his godson Hudson Kroenig, while models in sailor caps stood in formation around a live orchestra conducted by British cellist Oliver Coates, who composed a special score for the occasion.
“It’s honestly, I think, the most beautiful Karl Lagerfeld Chanel collection I’ve ever seen,” Swinton said. “We’re in Hamburg, which is where Karl Lagerfeld is from, so it felt like a very balanced and organic and intimate, relaxed event, and it was a real privilege to be a part of it.”
Though Lagerfeld played down the sentimental aspects of this return to his roots, the show was rife with personal significance. The collection was a poetic homage to the city’s seafaring history, bookended by Coates’ interpretation of the Spanish song “La Paloma.”
“It’s the hymn of Hamburg, in a sense. It was the song that sailors sang

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