By now, you likely know that the Victoria's Secret angels (including semi-regular Chanel girls, Grace Mahary, Joan Smalls, Taylor Hill, Josephine Skriver, Ming Xi, and Maud Welzen) have descended upon London for the lingerie giant's annual fashion show, which is taking place on December 2nd (thanks to many, many social media updates), but what about Chanel's Métiers d'Art 2015 show, which is taking place in Salzburg on the same evening? Last month, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner were revealed to be skipping the VS festivities in favor of Karl Lagerfeld's show. And now we have some more names to add to Chanel's Paris-Salzburg roster: Cat McNeil, Nadja Bender, Binx Walton, Heidi Mount, Kremi Otashliyska, Natalie Westling, Louise Parker and Grace Hartzel (both of whom have been Saint Laurent exclusives in the recent past), Larissa Hofmann, Caroline de Maigret, Georgia Hilmer, Emma Oak, Eleonore Toulin, Jamie Bochert, Sofia Malamute, Caroline Brasch-Nielsen, Josephine Le Tutour, Jeanne Cadieu, Pauline Hoarau, Nadine Strittmatter, Eva Berzina, Lindsey Wixson, and Molly Blair.
Following on from Bombay, Edinburgh and Dallas, the Métiers d'Art Pre-fall 2015 show is slated to take place on Tuesday evening at the 18th century Schloss Leopoldskron, "one of the most notable rococo palaces in Austria." According to Chanel, "This city, with its deep appreciation for history and tradition, naturally lends itself Chanel's Métiers d'Art collection which brings to the fore the specialist atelier's unique expertise." As for why the iconic Paris-based design house is showing its collection "outside of the official show schedule," a statement from Chanel says this is "in order to enlighten exceptional savoir-faire and the work of artisans, including costume jewelry and button maker Desrues, feathers and flowers maker Lemarié, hat maker Maison Michel, shoe maker Massaro, embroiderers Lesage and Montex, and glove maker Causse."
Available in boutiques beginning each May, the Métiers d'Art collection, marries modernity with artisanal savoir-faire and offers clients a refined and elegant Ready-to-Wear wardrobe. The cities of Tokyo, New York, Monte-Carlo, London, Moscow, Shanghai, Byzance, Bombay, Edinburgh, Dallas and soon Salzburg, have all served as backdrop to the presentations of the Chanel Métiers d'Art collections.
Stay tuned on Tuesday for our coverage of the show.