Chanel is all about embracing and embodying ancient eras in their designs. The Chanel’s cruise 2018 collection celebrated ancient Greece, but this week models on runways turned into pharaonic kings and queens of Egypt. The annual event, Metiers d’Art, is the French house’s mean of celebrating and blending classic couture with modernity and craftsmanship.
On December 4, Karl Lagerfeld chose the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, to showcase his Paris-New York 2018/2019 Chanel Metiers d’Art collection. The French designer’s show took place around the temple built by the Roman governor of Egypt, Petronius, back in 15 BC.
Shiny gold dominated the runway, from thigh-high boots to feathers. Some of Lagerfeld muses and collaborators appeared on the runway as Pharrell Williams and Kaia Gerber.
Take a look at some of the most stunning moments that embodied a modern essence to our ancient history: