DUBAI: Models hit the runway in Ancient Egypt-inspired looks as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld took his traveling fashion show to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art last week. Here are six looks from the show we loved.
Going for gold
Gold shimmered all over the runway, as models strolled past the floodlit temple in everything from gold thigh-high boots to gold brimmed hats to glistening dresses with golden feather adornments, to shoulder-length gold earrings.
A celebrity even walked the runway: Pharrell Williams wore a very Egyptian-looking gold mesh top adorned with designs resembling a wide, jeweled Egyptian necklace and shiny gold pants.
There was also some distressed denim, and definitely some tweed, but shiny gold was the order of the day.
One particularly stunning shoulderless gown looked like an Egyptian mosaic, with interlocking tiles in the Egyptian color palette of light and dark blues, red, and of course, gold.
Hieroglyph-inspired knitwear in bold shades and metallic trousers, which evoked the colors of a sunset over the Nile, also made an appearance on the runway.
The stiff ensemble radiated the heat of a hot, dusty Egyptian day with searing orange and electric yellow shades.