So here’s some exciting news… Fashion house Chanel is going to hold its next métiers d’art fashion show at the spectacular Linlithgow Palace in Linlithgow on December 4th 2012! In a statement, Chanel said: “This year, Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Edinburgh as the location for the collection, inspired by the rich heritage of Chanel in Scotland, and the skilled craftsmanship of Scottish tweed and cashmere, that are an integral and iconic part of Chanel’s collections today.”
I guess the key is that they have chosen Edinburgh for the location so not sure how much time they will spend in Linlithgow outside of the actual show. Hopefully since they will arrive on 3rd December and leave two days later, they (designers and fashion journalists) will have some time to spend looking around in between visiting Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Yacht Britannia! It would be awesome if they dropped in my cousin’s cafe for afternoon tea since Brodies of Linlithgow is just down the road from the Palace!
Here’s what Vogue had to say about it:
CHANEL will host its next Metier d’Arts show in Linlithgow Palace in Scotland on December 4. The majestic 15th Century ruined castle, which overlooks a lake and a park, is situated 24 miles west of Edinburgh and was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and King James V.
The historic site was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld as part of his on-going fascination with Scotland’s heritage. Chanel recently acquired cashmere company Barrie Knitwear, which is based in Hawick on the Scottish borders, saving 176 jobs in the process.
The show, which is traditionally attended by the toast of the fashion world, is set to be Lagerfeld’s most spectacular to date. [Source: Vogue]
from the BBC:
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop commented: “The Metiers d’Art show is legendary in the fashion world and I am delighted that Chanel has chosen the stunning location of Linlithgow Palace for this year’s event.
“Chanel bringing the show to Scotland is hugely exciting for Linlithgow and the people of Scotland, and it will provide a fantastic opportunity to showcase Scotland’s culture and heritage to a global audience in the Year of Creative Scotland.”