Five Things From Chanel’s Métiers D’Art Show You Could Wear Right Now

A spellbinding celebration of craftsmanship.

A model on the catwalk at Chanel's Métiers d’art

by Natalie Hammond |

As you carefully piece together your party outfits over the next few weeks, you might want to consider adding the following to your moodboard: 'floor-skimming coats worn over leggings', 'black hair bow' and, last but not least, 'necklace overload'. Chanel's Métiers d’art - the maison's celebration of craftsmanship, and the work performed by hundreds of embroiderers, feather workers, paruriers, goldsmiths, pleaters, shoemakers, hatters, milliners, glove makers, tanners, leatherworkers, as well as silk and cashmere experts based in France, Italy, Spain and Scotland - happened this afternoon at le19M, the luminous new home of the Métiers d’art. Without further ado, here are the five takeaways from today's show.

The Out-Out Leggings

Soo Joo Park on the catwalk at Chanel's Métiers d’art

Wearing your leggings à la Soo Joo Park, who performed at the show, means they're no longer to confined to the sofa, the supermarket or the school run. Find a floor-skimming coat, preferably with some subtle sparkle, some heels and some big energy earrings and you're good to go.

The Black Hair Bow

A model on the catwalk at Chanel's Métiers d’art

Kate Beckinsale has already been repping the black hair bow - first at last week's Fashion Awards, then at this weekend's British Independent Film Awards - and now its fate as the best styling trick for party season has been sealed.

The Luxe-Casual Suit

A model on the catwalk at Chanel's Métiers d’art

Even though it's only been a few months, we've already run out of back-to-work dressing inspiration. Enter this luxe-casual suit, which will be very tempting next year, especially with the addition of a cosy cardi.

The Quilted Jacket

A model on the catwalk at Chanel's Métiers d’art

Quilted jackets are everywhere this season, but none come close to Chanel's. Sewn with silver sequins, it's best in show.

The Neck Party

A model on the catwalk at Chanel's Métiers d’art

It's official: subtle is out and supersized is in, at least when it comes to your neck jewellery. Chanel's medallions, pearls, pendants and chokers were piled on for a 'more is more' aesthetic. If in doubt, add something else.


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