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Vegas - 2015 - Issue 5 - September - Fall Fashion - Kate King

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House of K arl las Vegas's Chanel deVotees are Counting the days until the luxe Métiers d'art ColleCtion—designed by the brand's Chief Visionary, arl lagerfeld—arriVes on the strip. by kari molvar In the world of fashion, there's Karl Lagerfeld and there's everyone else. As the creative force behind the legendary house of Chanel, the German designer, artist, and photographer works at a superhuman pace, turning out eight collections a year for Chanel, as well as collections for Fendi and his namesake line, plus numerous collaborations. Yet of all of Lagerfeld's collections, perhaps the most dazzling is Chanel's Métiers d'art. Presented once a year, it's a celebration of the rich craftsmanship of the house's seven ateliers, including the famed embroidery creator Lesage, the milliner Michel, and the feather specialist Lemarié. The clothes are lavish, and so is the backdrop. Since the Métiers collection debuted in 2002, it has been unveiled in such memorable sites as a rodeo in Dallas, a castle in Scotland, and a barge in Shanghai. Last winter, the new Paris-Salzburg Métiers d'art collection was fêted at the Schloss Leopoldskron palace in Salzburg, Austria, a location that stimulated Lagerfeld's imagina- tion. Rumor has it that Coco Chanel found inspiration for the famous Chanel jacket in the uniform of a hotel lift operator in Salzburg. continued on page 46 STYLE Tastemaker Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld continues to seduce the world's most stylish dressers with another exquisite collection. above: A look from the Métiers d'art collection. photography by karl lagerfeld (self-portrait) vegasmagazine.com  45

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