The Victoria’s Secret Angels weren’t the only models in action yesterday as the French fashion house staged its annual showcase of the craftsmanship of its many specialist artisans.
The Metiers d’art collections are always staged in a location significant to the house’s history or its founder, Coco Chanel. Previous locations include Byzance, Bombay, Dallas and Edinburgh.
For the 2014 show Salzburg was chosen for its connection to Chanel’s iconic little black jacket which was designed by Chanel based on a jacket worn by an elevator attendant in Salzburg.
For the clothes that meant an Austrian twist on Chanel signatures; classic colours of white, red and navy were mixed with Alpine inspired hues of forest green. Capes, flared jackets and evening dresses came with bibs and frills.
Chanel Metiers d'art Salzburg show