Chanel‘s annual Métiers d’Art show walked last night far from the slick runways or cozy salons of Paris, in a crumbling castle outside of Edinburgh, Scotland. The collection celebrated the newly-acquired Barrie knitwear mill, the artisans of which Karl Lagerfeld put to work creating wooly sweaters, luxe scarves, and patterned socks to keep the models warm in the subzero temps.
Guests like Poppy Delevingne and Caroline Sieber trekked (ok, were driven in fancy Chanel-mobiles) through the moors to Linlithgow Palace, the 1542 birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Being December in a cold, snowy country in a venue with decidedly no heating, Chanel erected a wooden awning overtop the runway and armed the guests with cozy blankets beneath their seats. For the collection, Karl said he was inspired by the country’s “romantic and barbarian” spirit, which translated to layers of tartan, argyle, and tweed, Elizabethan era volume, and starched white ruffs at models’ necks.
Lagerfeld, alas, did not break out his kilt again for the occasion, nor did Macbeth show up decked out in interlocking C’s, however the Earl and Countess of Cawdor were in attendance amongst a slew of the fancily-titled Scots.
Another highlight? Brad Kroenig‘s four-year-old son Hudson took his third turn on the Chanel catwalk in a ruffled white shirt, tartan kilt and pants, and tiny Scottish bonnet, stealing the show yet again.
See the highlights from Paris-Édimbourg below:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.