Lagerfeld brings Paris to the heart of Rome
Chanel’s pre-autumn show, Métiers d’art, was a homage to film, art and the cities that mean and meant the most to Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel—paris and Rome. Lagerfeld began his career in the eternal city, designing for Italian couture house Tiziani, while Coco designed costumes for many famous Italian movies directed by Visconti and Pasolini. It was fitting that the show—a black-and-white reconstruction of Paris—was held at Cinecittà, Italy’s “Hollywood on the Tiber.” The clothing was a little darker and more daring than the poppy, whimsical cruise collection that went sashaying down the runway in Seoul last year. With patchwork lace stockings, quilted leather suits and bold chokers and earrings, this Chanel woman felt decidedly more daring, and perhaps more film noir.