8 things we loved about the Chanel Métiers d'Art show in Rome

The French fashion house continues to outdo itself

By Andrea Tim | Published: 2 Dec 2015

Chanel in Rome
Photo: Chanel

The Chanel Métiers d'Art show took place at Rome's Cinecittá Studios (in Teatro 5, if you get the reference), where movies like Roman Holiday, Cleopatra, Gladiator and Gangs of New York were filmed. Needless to say, the show was spectacular and unlike last year's location – the Schloss Leopoldskron palace in Salzburg – Chanel built its own original runway set. Here's what we loved about the show.

1. Paris in Rome
The runway set looked like a film set in its own right, and a little bit of Paris was brought to the Italian capital, down to the boulangeries and cafés, where guests sat and enjoyed the collection.


#ParisInRome #ChanelMetiersdArt

A photo posted by CHANEL (@chanelofficial) on


2. The architecture
Buildings had mimicked ageing and blackened walls, printed glass windows and flowers on windowsills. Any more real than that and Chanel would have built a new town you can live in.


The day I was part of the Chanel set #parisinrome rg @alltheprettybirdsofficial

A photo posted by jo ellison (@jellison22) on


3. Kristen Stewart's jacket
This isn't even technically part of the show, but given the festive season when our eyes are drawn to all things shimmery, the actress's jacket was as much a highlight of the show as what was shown on the runway. Once and Forever, the film she starred in that was directed by Karl Lagerfeld, also premiered at the show.


Kristen Stewart #ParisInRome #ChanelMetiersdArt

A photo posted by CHANEL (@chanelofficial) on


4. The newspaper boys
Hudson Kroenig, a Chanel regular, and his brother Jameson were the most adorable newspaper boys ever.


5. Rooney Mara
Dark-lipped, choker-wearing Rooney Mara. What's not to love? Also, is Karl giving hints about a new Chanel muse?


Today's icon: #karllagerfeld and #rooneymara #chanel #ParisinRome @chanelofficial #mffashion #show

A photo posted by Mffashion (@mffashion_com) on


6. Lust-worthy arm candy
Perhaps this was a nod to the cinematic soul of the runway venue; Chanel's camera bag is at the top of our fashion wish-list.


7. Lace stockings
Forget plain fishnet stockings. Lace is the way to go, according to Chanel.


She's electrifying ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #ChanelMetiresdArt #ParisInRome

A photo posted by Nadia Najor (@nadiaisthenewblack) on


8. Bella Hadid
No one can be as excited as the 19-year-old about this, but Bella Hadid's first Chanel show? That's a really big deal.


Related: Watch: Kristen Stewart as Coco Chanel in 'Once and Forever'
Related: Soo Joo Park stars in Chanel Cruise 2016 campaign

Most Popular



VB for Target

VB for Target

The designer wants to reach out to more women with a lower price point

Shop Man Chien

Shop Man Chien

Watch the Malaysian designer create her "wearable art" in a new video

ELLE Instagram
Remembering Sonny

Remembering Sonny

Tributes are pouring in from fashion designers and celebrities in Malaysia



You'll be just as mesmerised by the visuals as we are

#WangSquad AW16

#WangSquad AW16

Watch the extended campaign video and get a close up look at what went on behind-the-scenes too

ELLE Instagram