Chanel is known for its spectacular fashion shows and the Métiers D’Art Collection 2011/2012 was one of its best. The show is a chance for the fashion house to showcase master craftsmanship, the artisinal crafts of embroidery, leatherwork, featherwork, boot making, millinery and gold and silversmithery. This year, Karl Lagerfeld turned a fashionable spotlight on these artisanal crafts with an ultra-luxe and decadent show at Paris’ Grand Palais, which was transformed into a luxurious Marharaja’s palace. When we saw the photos from the event we were beyond in love with the décor as well as the look and feel of the show.
Of course Lagerfeld’s Métiers collection is incroyable—it’s inspired by India and all it’s rich fabrics, colours and gemstones—but we particularly fell for the staging of the show. Guests were seated at a dramatic long and winding banquet table, surrounded by opulent chandeliers and candelabras; lush over-the-top florals (the sweet smell of jasmine apparently permeated the room); towers of food, and a simple yet sumptuous colour palette of cream and white (with pink rose petals sprinkled everywhere). Check out the show photos to get inspired about how to throw your own fabulous Chanel-inspired fête.