The last time at the museum was in 1982 for Valentino


Chanel returns to New York: on December 4, the historic Parisian fashion house will present its annual Métiers d’Art collection at the Metropolitan Museum.

Aligned with the “pre-fall” deliveries, the fashion show celebrates the creativity of Chanel’s high fashion ateliers.

Métiers d’Art collections have been presented in Rome and Paris.

The last one in Hamburg, the birthplace of designer Karl Lagerfeld.

It is not the first time for Chanel in NY: in 2005 the Métiers d’Art show was set in the boutique on Fifth Avenue, then in 2007 the Resort collection had the backdrop of Grand Central Station and in 2015 Métiers d’Art Paris-Salzburg was replicated at the Armory of Park Avenue.

In 2008 the fashion house organized a retrospective in Central Park in a temporary building by Zaha Hadid.

For a show at the Met you really have to go back in time: the last time the museum opened its galleries to a designer was in 1982, when Valentino brought his autumn-winter collection to NY and chose the museum as a backdrop for the catwalk .