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6 Things To Know From Chanel’s First New York Show In Over A Decade

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Last night, Karl Lagerfeld unveiled Chanel's latest Metiers d'Art show in New York, marking its first show in the city in over a decade. Much like all the fashion house's runway extravaganzas, there was a big theme at play, a star-studded front row, and a new crop of accessories to get us talking. But this show also included a few surprises, like Pharrell walking the runway (in gold pants, nonetheless), and the Chanel Diner we never knew we needed. Catch up on all 6 things you need to know from the night below.

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Ancient Egypt served as the collection’s inspiration.

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If you thought the show’s location meant a New York-inspired collection was coming, think again. Instead, the runway unfolded in The Temple of Dendur area of the Met’s Egyptian wing—where its backdrop served as the real inspiration to all 85 looks of the show. And Lagerfeld really took the theme to heart.

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The collection, which was practically dripping in gold, featured a lineup of Egyptian-inspired accessories like pyramid-shaped bags, collar necklaces, and gold boots galore. While there was still a bout of Chanel signatures like tweeds and suiting, they were styled with gold opaque tights and matching gold boots.

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