catherine mcneil opened the chanel metiers d’art show
The Australian model and i-D fave receives another nod from King Karl at his most recent extravagant production.
Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel shows are increasingly renowned for their elaborate productions and this year's Metiers D'Art parade was no exception. Recreating a Parisian street in the legendary Cinecitta film studios in Rome, guests watched from cafe chairs as bee-hived, charcoal-eyed models walked past exact replicas of Metro stations and boulangeries in updated versions of Chanel classics.
i-D favourites including Catherine McNeil, Bella Hadid (in her Chanel debut), Lara Stone and Freja Beha Erichsen also graced the catwalk which closed with King Karl taking a tweed-heavy bow with his adorable young nephew Hudson Kroenig and model Baptiste Giabiconi.
The event also saw the premiere of Once and Forever, Lagerfeld's 11-minute movie about the behind-the-scenes happenings of a fictional Coco Chanel biopic starring Kristen Stewart. That should be enough self-reflexive fashion to tide us over until the next Chanel extravaganza.