Chanel Debuts Scottish-Inspired Collection in a Palace: See the PhotosDec 5, 2012 @ 3:00 pm
Karl Lagerfeld took a journey to the Scottish countryside to debut Chanel’s pre-fall collection yesterday—and we mean that quite literally. The designer showed the lineup in the historic Linlithgow Palace outside Edinburgh, the same location where Mary Queen of Scots was born, with Lords and Ladies sitting front row. The grandiose venue served as the perfect backdrop for the collection, titled Metiers d’Art, which turned out a chic mixture of classic Parisian cool and traditional Scottish style with kilts, of course, along with tartans, tweeds, argyle stockings, layers of lace, and Fair Isle sweaters. To modernize the look, Lagerfeld added his signature touches: chunky, piled-on jewelry, tough Doc Marten-style boots, cool-girl fingerless leather gloves with jewel-embellishment, and must-have handbags in a variety of colors and textures, including up-to-the-minute tech cases. Despite runway appearances by Stella Tennant, Cara Delevingne, and Jacquelyn Jablonski, the model who stole the show was four-year-old Hudson Kroenig (a.k.a. Kaiser Karl’s godson). Click through the gallery to see our favorites.