The annual Metiers d'Art collection is this year inspired by India, with its huge artistic and manufacturing inheritance, its jewels, its colours and its precious fabrics. The show was created at the luxurious palace of an Indian maharajah as the backdrop for its 'anti-gloomy" ready-to-wear collection.
Lagerfeld described the collection as "very elaborate, a lot more expensive than the normal ready-to-wear," evoking the fantasy of India.
In the video below you’ll get an inside look at Maison Lesage & Maison Desrues creating pieces for the Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay collection. Maison Lesage focuses on embroidery while Maison Desrues creates jewelery and accessories. When you see the amount of work that goes into each piece you understand the hefty price tag of the pieces! It’s quite mesmerizing to watch…