Chanel has announced that the location for its upcoming Métiers d’Art show will be the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The show will take place on 4 December.
Chanel has had a close association with New York: Coco Chanel visited the city in 1931, and the American department stores were supporters from the start—carrying her first hat collections. In more recent memory, the French fashion brand has also presented its 2005 Métiers d’Art collection at its New York boutique and its 2006 cruise show in Grand Central Terminal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art also played host to a Chanel exhibition in 2005.
Explaining the decision to WWD, Chanel said, “Karl Lagerfeld is also very attached to the American mega-city whose energy and light he has always loved to capture.”
Previously, Chanel has held its Métiers d’Art in Hamburg, Rome, Edinburgh, and more. While details for the show have not been released, we’re definitely looking forward to the spectacle that the brand will bring to the city that never sleeps.