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Chanel to Take Its Shows to New York, Seoul and Rome This Year

Let's get these shows on the road.
A look from the Paris-Salzburg collection. Photo: Chanel

A look from the Paris-Salzburg collection. Photo: Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel spare no expense when it comes to extravagant shows and favorite male models, and 2015 is shaping up to be an adventurous year.

First, for the American buyers and press who weren't flown out to Salzburg this past December, or went to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London instead, Karl et al will reprise the Austrian-inspired Metiers d'Art show in our fair city of New York on March 31. Since Chanel will probably have a hard time finding an 18th century castle here, the brand says the collection will be "reimagined in a new setting."

And the tour doesn't stop there: The Dongdaemun Design Plaza, or DDP, in Seoul, Korea, will be the backdrop for Chanel's cruise (aka resort) collection on May 4. Cruise was shown in Dubai last year.

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Finally, the Metiers d'Art (pre-fall) collection, which always takes place in a city that has some tie to the history of Chanel (Edinburgh, Dallas and Salzburg were the last three locations), will this year be shown in Rome, where we're sure the venue, clothes, and campaign film will all be quite impressive. Meanwhile, in between all of this, Lagerfeld will show two womenswear and two couture collections in Paris. NBD.