Chanel Pre-Fall 2015 Show in Salzburg

Friday, 5 December 2014

Austria has a special link with the history and of the House of Chanel, as it was here that Coco Chanel found the inspiration for one of her iconic pieces: the four-pocketed braid-trimmed jacket. She saw a version of it on a lift operator of the hotel Schloss Mittersill and was immediately intrigued. Building on this story, Karl Lagerfeld took this year's Métiers d'Art show to Salzburg and the no less famous Schloss Leopoldskron, best known for being the setting of The Sound of Music. The rococo palace's interconnected appartments served as an opulent runway.

Inspired both by the iconic jacket itself, as well as by the traditional Tyrolean garments, the collection features both lederhosen and edelweiss embroideries, along with delicate lace, cashmere tights, feathered skirts or classical straight silhouettes. Velvet ribbon bows were of the essence in bringing back an aura of the past, being both used to tie the models' hair or as belts and chokers. The unexpected fun element were the hairphones worn by some of the models: they were actual headphones styled to look like braids Heidi would wear. Have a look at the atmosphere on the runway and be ready for a modern take on lederhosen and dirndls - menswear included!

Of course Golden girls Kendal Jenner and Cara Delevingne couldn't miss the Chanel show! In spite of all the rumors whether they would be attending the Victoria's Secret show or the Chanel show, they both chose Karl on the 2nd of December.

Tune in tomorrow for the latest film directed by Karl Lagerfeld especially for this collection. Entitled Reincarnation, it features Pharell and Cara Delevingne as the Austrian emperor and empress Franz Joseph and Sissi and Geraldine Chaplin as Coco Chanel. A royal treat!

Photos: Vogue

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