Images by Melodie McDaniel
If you’ve been longing for a few moments of unabashed fabulousness—and who isn’t these days?—a pair of new Chanel videos highlighting its 2019/20 Métiers d’art collection at 31 rue Cambon will momentarily transport you back to more glamorous times. (Meaning, before March 2020.)
For her first Métiers d’art collection, creative director Virginie Viard collaborated with award-winning filmmaker Sophia Coppola and her filmmaking cousin Roman Coppola, the result being these two gorgeously shot shorts. The first pays tribute to a century of fashion history at Chanel’s landmark first arrondissement address, with a collage of archived images of grande dame Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and her brilliant, and sadly late successor Karl Lagerfeld.
The film ends as a gaggle of models, including Gigi Hadid, Vittoria Ceretti, Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, Pan Haowen and Blesnya Minher cavort down the boutique’s legendary mirrored staircase, seemingly on their way out for the evening. It’s a party we certainly wish were in attendance for.
The second was filmed as guests of the Chanel 2019/20 runway show, including Hadid, Kristen Stewart, Sébastien Tellier, and Lilly-Rose Depp, come together at Paris’ swanky La Coupole restaurant to celebrate the collection in elaborate pre-social distancing style.
Warning: viewing these videos will likely spark the urge to dress up extravagantly. Don’t resist.