A Castle for Karl: Chanel's Scottish Metiers D'Art Show

From the celebs, to the Chanel blankets stashed under seats (it was snowing), to the cozy, romantic clothes, read on for everything you need to know about this grand spectacle.
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From the celebs, to the Chanel blankets stashed under seats (it was snowing), to the cozy, romantic clothes, read on for everything you need to know about this grand spectacle.
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Karl Lagerfeld just debuted his latest

Photo: WWD Twitter

Photo: WWD Twitter

Where: The show took place at Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, near Edinburgh, Scotland. The country is an important part of Chanel's history--Coco Chanel spent a lot of time in the Scottish Highlands in the '20s while in a relationship with the then Duke of Westminster, and that influenced Chanel's use of Scottish textiles, including tartan, fair isle and even the house's iconic bouclé. Chanel also recently bought a cashmere mill there.

The show took place at night and it apparently snowed. Wallpaper tweeted that blankets were stashed under seat cushions.

Adjectives like "magical" and "epic" were used to describe the setting, which also included a decadent banquet. There were also really beautiful port-a-potties, which Times Fashion tweeted a picture of. They also tweeted that "drivers taking fashion eds to Linlithgow under strict instruction to wear Chanel aftershave only."

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Who: Big name models like Stella Tennant and Cara Delevingne walked, as well as the adorable Hudson Kroening and his dad Brad. As for the front row? So far, we know usuals like Poppy Delevingne, Caroline Sieber, Derek Blasberg were there. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were rumored to be attending, but we've yet to hear confirmation.

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What: The clothes clearly showcased Scottish textiles and prints, as thick, heavy knits and tartans featured heavily in the collection. Textured sweaters were layered over romantic skirts and dresses for a cozy, almost grungy feel. Also, there were furry shoes. Some reactions from Twitter:

"These girls are Madonna's love children if she were home schooled in Edinburgh. #Chanel" --@ManRepeller

"Loving chanel's furry shoobs. Mark my words like those Celine ones they are going to be HUGE" --@TimesFashion

"A series of Virgin queens. Not at all Scot @BritishVogue" --@AShulman2

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Photos: Getty