Every year since 2002, Chanel has staged a Métiers d’Art show in celebration of the skilled artisans they employ in various specialized ateliers: costume jeweler Desrues, feather dresser Lemarié, embroiderer Maison Lesage, shoemaker Massaro, milliner Michel, goldsmith Goossens, floral finery maker Guillet, embroiderer Atelier Montex , glovemaker Causse, and recently acquired knitware mill Barrie.
The event has evolved into an extravagant affair, with last year’s “Paris-Bombay” show staged within a room of banquet tables opulently laid for high tea and starring models decked out in intricate head jewelry and sari-inspired finery.
This year, the house has announced that the show will be staged at Linlithgow Palace, a nearly 600-year-old castle near Edinburgh, Scotland. According to a press release, the collection will be inspired, they “by the rich heritage of Chanel in Scotland, and the skilled craftsmanship of Scottish tweed and cashmere,” but all of the details will be kept tightly under wraps until it walks December 4.
Until then, however, we have some ideas for how Karl and co should give their nod to the highlands:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.