Chanel will show in New York City for the third time this December, hosting its annual Métiers d'Art show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The house was the subject of a major exhibition at the museum in 2005, but has never hosted a show at the landmark.
The Métiers d'Art collections were first conceived by Karl Lagerfeld in 2002 as a homage to the house's workshop – and over the years have been shown in a number of far-flung destinations, including Salzburg in Austria, Edinburgh in Scotland and Dallas, Texas in the US.
This year, Chanel has chosen to show in NYC for the third time, a city that the house's founder, Coco Chanel held a strong affinity for as its leading department stores were some of the first to support her line, the house told WWD.
And, Chanel's current creative director feels just as connected to the city today: "Karl Lagerfeld is also very attached to America's mega-city, whose energy and light he has always loved to capture."
The house has hosted shows in New York on two occasions previously, the first being a presentation of the 2005 Métiers d'Art collection in the Chanel boutique on 57th street and the second, the cruise 2006 show at Grand Central Station.
Chanel's Métiers d'Art 2018 collection will be shown at the Met on 4 December 2018.