With every Métiers d’Art show, Karl Lagerfeld ensures that fashion is infused with his bit of drama. The creative director for Chanel and an overall polymath showcased his most recent offering at The Temple of Dendur, located in the Sackler Wing of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The show took hints from the ancient pharaohs and their regalia, but that is quintessential Lagerfeld, who has aced the art of giving history a contemporary twist. In Cuba, he infused his mood board with striking hues of Havana while he turned his Métiers d’Art show at Teatro Martí into an extravagant street party. In Dallas, his Métiers d’Art collection was all replete with felt hats, tapestry-inspired textiles and cowboy boots.   

At his recent Métiers d’Art presentation he took hints of gold from Egyptian Pharaohs to create metallic knee-high boots, ankle length booties, gold hats and signature Chanel skirt suits. Tweed jackets and suits were reimaged with interwoven sequin and metallic ribbon layered over ankle length see-through ivory skirts. Denim jackets were casually thrown over tweed tops with a stack of beaded necklaces and Chanel cuffs.   

Here are some of the pieces with stood out for us. 

Denim on Denim
 Kaia Jordan Gerber at Chanel Metiers D'Art 2018/19 Show. Image: Courtesy Dipasupil/Getty Images
Kaia Jordan Gerber at Chanel Metiers D’Art 2018/19 Show. Image: Courtesy Dipasupil/Getty Images

Kaia Gerber slipped into an oversized, shearling collared denim jacket worn with matching pair of jeans, gold booties and Chanel a logo top.  

The biker jacket
Lagerfelds redition of a biker jacket. Image: Courtesy Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 04: A model walks the runway at Chanel Metiers D’Art 2018/19 Show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 04, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

 Runway has seen a number of renditions of a biker jacket but this one stands out. With it’s exaggerated shoulders, the jacket resembled crocodile skin scales.

The shopper bag  
Shopper bag at Chanel Metiers D'Art 2018/19. Image: Courtesy Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
Shopper bag at Chanel Metiers D’Art 2018/19. Image: Courtesy Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Karl Lagerfeld created this dramatic oversized shopper bag covered with Hieroglyphs that looked like graffiti. 

Gold knee-high boots
Gold knee-high boots at Chanel Métiers d'Art show 2018 in New York City. Image: Courtesy Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
Gold knee-high boots at Chanel Métiers d’Art show 2018 in New York City. Image: Courtesy Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Regular knee-high boots might be synonymous to fall but this dramatic gold version of Chanel inspired by the gold used in ancient Egyptian culture truly stand out. 

Leather coat dress
A model in a leather coat dress Chanel Metiers D'Art 2018/19 Show. Image: Courtesy Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
A model in a leather coat dress Chanel Metiers D’Art 2018/19 Show. Image: Courtesy Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Why wear it like a coat when you can wrap it up like a dress? Take hints from this scaled coat belted at the waist. 

Layered jewellery
Layered jewellery at Chanel Metiers D'Art 2018/19. Image: CourtesyDipasupil/Getty Images
Layered jewellery at Chanel Metiers D’Art 2018/19. Image: CourtesyDipasupil/Getty Images

Chanel logo jewellery has been making rounds on our trend wheel for a while now. And to complement his artisanal ensembles atMétiers d’Art, Lagerfeld did not go easy with jewellery; there were layers of beaded necklaces, interspersed with Chanel logo neckpieces and chunky cuffs that took rounds on the runway. 

Gold skirt suit
Gold skirt suit at Chanel Metiers D'Art 2018/19. Image: Courtesy Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 04: A model walks the runway at Chanel Metiers D’Art 2018/19 Show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 04, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Lagerfeld took a complete detour from his usual palate of hues involved in tweed skirt suits. He gave gold centre stage with his gold skirt suit layered over an ankle length ivory gauge skirt, paired with golden patent shoes. 

Graphic Bombers
Bomber jacket at Chanel Metiers D'Art 2018/19. Image: Courtesy Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 04: A model walks the runway at Chanel Metiers D’Art 2018/19 Show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 04, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Taking the street to the runway seems to be Lagerfeld’s art. If biker leather jackets weren’t enough, he even created some patent, graphic printed bomber jackets with stood out among all the gold and tweed. 

Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.