The House of Chanel releases a Métiers d’Art collection annually to highlight the fine work of the seven Paris couture ateliers which Chanel owns. And each year, Uncle Karl gives us a dream – whether it’s the perfect marriage of Paris and London, a journey through time to the Byzantine age, or an ode To Russia, With Love.
For me, these Métiers d’Art collections from Chanel often resonate the most. These are the ones that remain in my visual memory.
Well now, my darling Uncle has decided to take a trip to my Motherland. The Paris-Bombay collection, to be shown on December 6th at the Grand Palais in Paris, will be an ode to Mumbai.
Given Chanel’s rich history in couture craft and India’s equally embellished passion for ornamenting the ordinary, I cannot wait to see the collection.
After all, Karl is the West’s answer to the mac daddy Maharaja, is he not?
Images: Karl from Getty Images; Bhupinder Singh image courtesy of AGO.
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