The ‘Métiers d’Art’ collection, introduced by Karl Lagerfield, is an annual collection that celebrates the craftsmanship that this fashion house has laid it's foundation on to create beautiful collections year after year.
It pays homage to the hands that handcraft shoes, jewels, hats, buttons, feathers, buttons and other intricate accessories that encompass a collection.

Truly a diffrenciater from other collections, it has redefined luxury with exceptional craftmanship that creates a vision which encompasses history, heritage and creativity that Karl envisions. The collection I most look forward to every year. 

Using Met's most famous piece—the Temple of Dendur, an Ancient Egyptian temple dating from around 15 BC as the backdrop, Karl presented a collection inspired by ancient Egypt.

"A pyramid is the greatest work of minimalist art” - Karl Lagerfeld to Suzy Menkes

A combination of ancient Egypt with modern twists gave it a whole new meaning. The eye makeup paid homage the the Eye of Horus. Gilded boots, golden stretch hose and pristine gauze skirts offered a faint outline of the models’ legs. Karl’s imagination included the modern artworks of French painter and graffiti artist Cyril Kongo, with patterns mashing up ancient and current into Chanel classics.

Models carried tiny pyramid shaped minaudières, wore layered jewel-collar necklaces, and silhouettes featuring rounded breastplates with shoulders that jutted out, mimicking the regalia of the ancient pharaohs. More casual pieces, like intarsia knits and metallic pants (like the ones modeled by Pharrell), or a denim look modeled by Kaia Gerber, gave the decadent collection a slightly more relaxed feel.

The jewellery in this collection is truly powerful. Each piece showed true craftsmanship and is bold and beautiful. Replicas of scarabs are beautifully crafted into bags and even served as bag clasps.

Lots of gold was evident - gold body hugging knits with muslin underskirts, Pharell Williams playing an Egyptian god clad in gold leather pants and knitwear, models legs dipped in gold and countless gold accessories and head gear. I absolutely loved Cyril Kongos patterns on clothing and the way it all assembeled effortlessly into clothing. 

This collection clarified one thing. Ancient or not there is only one fashion god - Karl Lagerfield.

“I didn’t do research – I have no storyboard – it all comes from my mind, and so many books I once read" - Karl Lagerfield