Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Chanel Collections Metiers D'Art 2012/13 Paris-Edimbourg! Xx


 On 4th of December 2012, Karl Lagerfeld presented 
his latest Metiers d'Art collection 2012/13, Paris-Edimbourg, 
at Linlithgow Palace - the ancient family seat of the Stuart family, 
where Mary Queen of Scots, was born.
  Linlithgow Palace looking very like the Globe Theatre

Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots
attributed to Francois Clouet 1558

Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–1587), 
also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, 
was queen regnant of Scotland from 1542-1567 
and queen consort of France from 1559-1560.

Check Madame Guillotine for
the close links between Mary and France
http://madameguillotine.org.uk/


Portrait Coco Chanel wearing an Elizabethan ruff collar
Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene/RDA/Getty Images 


The Chanel Metiers D'Art Collection was an 
incredible presentation of know-how and craftsmanship, 
this collection honours and showcases the exceptional talent of 
the jeweller Desrues, the feather maker Lemarie, 
the milliner Maison Michel, the boot maker Massaro, 
the lace embroiderer Maison Lesage, the embroiderer Montex, 
the glove maker Causse and the Scottish cashmere company Barrie knitwear 
– a recent acquisition of the House of CHANEL. 




Above: Chanel with the Duke of Westminster

Scotland, a country that Gabrielle Chanel discovered 
with the Duke of Westminster, became the source of her 
inspiration for tweed creations and knitted cardigans. 
In choosing Scotland as the scene of this Metiers d’Art collection, 
Karl Lagerfeld once again reinvented the history 
and codes of the House with renewed creativity. 




 picture: Olivier Saillant
 Above: Close up of the Hair and Make up,
which was in the manner of Tudor Portraits 
at the time of Mary Queen of Scots
and Queen Elizabeth I
who both had similarly reddish tone
 tight curly hair.
The make up was very simple, with peach coloured
blush on the apples of the cheeks,
an apricot gloss on the lips
and black eye liner carefully drawn
both above the eye very near to the lashes
and under the eye leaving a gap at either end.

 
Above: a Portrait of the Young Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots by Francois Clouet


Above: Three Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I

Above: Tudor Portraits

Take a look at the show:














































































Stella Tennant and Karl Lagerfeld




  Linlithgow Palace

 After the show, guests walked through the torch-lit grounds of the Palace, 
to the dramatic sound of Scottish bagpipes, 
arriving at a dinner and party held in Karl Lagerfeld's honour 
which was followed by a performance by the 
British singer and songwriter Jake Bugg. 

 The French Ambassador of France Monsieur Bernard Emié, 
the Clan Chief of Scotland Sir Malcolm and Lady MacGregor of MacGregor, 
Earl and Countess of Cawdor, Viscount and Viscountess of Petersham, 
the Earl and Countess of Moray and Lord and Lady Hopetoun 
were among the guests from Scotland, also in attendance 
at this unique party in the heart of Scotland were actresses 
such as Alicia Vikander, Anna Mouglalis or Amira Casar, 
as well as Poppy Delevingne, Joana Preiss and Caroline Sieber. 

Poppy Delevingne
Jake Bugg


Pictures: Anne Combaz
Courtesy Chanel


Until next time J Xx




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