It looks like the Pharrell x Chanel connection is extending way beyond collaborative apparel, as Skateboy P just hit the runway last night (Dec 4) for the French fashion house’s annual Métiers d’Art 2019 presentation in New York.
The show went down fittingly in the Temple of Dendur, the secret Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit gifted to the U.S. from Egypt that originally was an official artifact of ancient Egypt under Roman rule, according to WWD. The collection featured gold glamour galore, with ‘Rell standing in as the centerpiece of it all. Here’s how WWD describes the creative direction that Karl Lagerfield was going for last night:
“The gold wasn’t just for Pharrell. Rather, it proved an overarching theme and a perfect point of intersection between Lagerfeld’s two locations, the Temple and the city in which it now resides. Ancient Egyptians revered the precious metal literally; finance-driven NYC does so figuratively. Never mind that Lagerfeld’s show happened on an unhappy day for Wall Street; you’d never know it from the runway or from the contingent of dressed-to-the-Chanel-nines clients who turned out. Surely they loved the gold that radiated from start to finish, most often elegantly rendered. Lagerfeld favored a long, lean silhouette, building many looks on an ingenious underpinning — a floor-length white, gauzy dress. He opened with suits — surprise! — in endless options. They came short, long, curvy and fabulously oversized, their tweeds rendered in multiple shades of metallic gold, or edged in golden leather.”
Read the full coverage, as well as a look at everything that went down the runway, over on WWD right now, and get a quick look at Pharrell’s steez from the Chanel Métiers d’Art 2019 presentation below: