The CHANEL 11.12 and 2.55 bags are reinvented thanks to the exceptional savoir-faire of the Métiers d’art. Gold transcends the perfection of the iconic 11.12 bag’s shape, in a crocodile-style embossed leather.
The legendary 2.55 bag also rose to a creative challenge with geometric flat colours drawing a wide stripe or a pyramidal triangle on the flap of the bag. The golden crocodile-style embossed calfskin leather is inlaid on the quilted black lambskin, having been stitched from the underside. The making of the iconic CHANEL bags follows a precise and immutable protocol, that requires more than 180 operations and just as many meticulous gestures in the Verneuil-en-Halatte ateliers.
Boots, booties and sandals, the shoes in CHANEL’s Paris-New York 2018/19 Métiers d’art collection also revolve around the colour gold as a stylistic principal.
Two boot and bootie designs come in a crocodile-style embossed gold leather: this creative innovation allows for all sorts of stylistic audacities and breathes a very eighties modernity into the understated shape.
The thigh boots explore a graphic line with subtle codes: a slightly rounded knee and a black toe cap - a nod to the two-tone shoe so dear to Gabrielle Chanel. Their jewelled 10.5cm heels, made by the Houses of Desrues and Goossens, feature geometric shapes in enamel and multicoloured cabochons evoking the stones of ancient Egypt. As for the sandals, they boldly adopt an interlacing of fine gold straps around the instep and the ankle.