Paris Bombay

The cavernous chamber of the Galerie Courbe in the Grand Palais was temporarily transformed into a magical backdrop for Chanel‘s new Metiers d’art collection, inspired by India’s Maharajas and lavish palaces. Tables were set with tiers of fruits, sweets, and flowers. Models, with khol-rimmed eyes, donned jeweled tikkas down the middle of dreadlocked hair. And this is just a sliver of the many extravagant details. Check out the beautiful footage below and see how pieces from the collection came together at embroidery house Lesage and button and jewelry atelier Desrues.

(images from Please Magazine via Studded Hearts)

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44 Comments

  1. J Umm wrote:

    such an amazing runway show
    STYLE DECORUM

    12.17.11
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  2. breathtakingggg

    12.17.11
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  3. Sveva wrote:

    karl’s best show!

    http://rueoh.blogspot.com/

    12.17.11
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  4. Camilla wrote:
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  5. bee wrote:

    I LOVE India and I LOVE Chanel! Beautiful combination…
    http://www.der-liebling.net

    12.17.11
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  6. kate wrote:

    such incredible detailing!

    12.17.11
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  7. jin wrote:

    amazing!!!!

    12.17.11
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  8. Katie S. wrote:

    I watched this particular show on the Chanel website a few days ago and was completely blown away. Honestly one of the most beautiful collections ever!

    12.17.11
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  9. love indian culture!
    xx, Betül
    Ballad of Seasons

    12.17.11
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  10. Camila wrote:

    Im breathless, such a wonderful show, this is why Karl is the best no doubt

    12.17.11
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  11. Zane wrote:

    wow simply beautiful

    12.17.11
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  12. Arlie wrote:

    I am so obsessed with the idea of dreadlocks being high fashion!

    12.17.11
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  13. Duuuuude this is so sick! I love it!!! What a wonderful way to be inspired today, thank you lovely ladies! xo

    12.17.11
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  14. Ría wrote:

    Amazing! Love all the creations of Chanel.

    http://www.atitelavoyacontar.blogspot.com

    12.17.11
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  15. Laura wrote:

    Wow would love to have been there!

    12.17.11
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  16. Monica wrote:

    So lavish and divine! My fav from Chanel in a while! Please see my post on it here http://www.lechicworld.com/2011/12/chanel-paris-bombay-affair-metiers-dart.html

    Also love your blog, my first time visiting as I’m new, hope you can visit mine too.

    Have a great weekend, Monica – Le chic world

    xx

    12.17.11
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  17. omg there is no word other than magical.

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    12.17.11
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  18. Fabulous head wear and such inspiration.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

    12.17.11
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  19. Those headpieces and all of the other pictures are just stunning. The train tracks are genius.

    http://mystylecanvas.blogspot.com

    12.17.11
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  20. evita wrote:
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  21. Jessie wrote:

    this is absolutely adorable. i am a total francophone so i am moderately obsessed with this! super fabulous.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

    12.18.11
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  22. Donna wrote:

    Wow, the beading and detailing is insane! I would probably want to kill myself if I had to sew all that by hand! And I’m in loveeeee with those headpieces <3

    http://borrowedwardrobe.blogspot.com

    12.19.11
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  23. lauren wrote:

    DREAMY!!!!

    love love love

    12.19.11
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  24. love and great ah, thank god i found this site, so lovely 🙂

    Herdiana Surachman
    http://deluxshionist.blogspot.com/

    12.20.11
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  25. Do wrote:

    the head peaces are so beautiful! i was left speechless

    12.21.11
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  26. EM85 wrote:

    absolutely beautiful! even the venue was magical!

    em85.tumblr.com

    12.21.11
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  27. LOVED the intricate detailing of the pieces! Simply breathtaking.

    http://allchimia.tumblr.com/

    12.27.11
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  28. Asma wrote:

    gorgeous! I love the ethnic head pieces and love wearing them at Indian weddings!

    12.27.11
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  29. Alessandra wrote:

    Heaven exist!

    12.30.11
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  30. Nomadic D wrote:

    I think I held my breath through the whole video. So captivating and so insanely beautiful!

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

    1.1.12
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  31. Kat wrote:

    The food and the jewelry are beautiful.

    http://alittledestruction.blogspot.com/

    1.6.12
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  32. 1129design wrote:

    thank you to your post, and always insipiring blog, I made a DIY tika / bindi 🙂 (http://tinyurl.com/8y2q672) love from italy nicoletta

    1.27.12
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  33. neps wrote:

    la femme avec sa veste en cuir noir matte de peau comment s’appelle t-elle ?

    9.30.12
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  34. Has anyone out there travelled to Disneyland Paris by eurostar?

    11.24.13
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    9.16.15
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  36. Beautiful combination…I LOVE India

    3.21.16
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  37. Very beautiful ! the absolute magic of India 🙂

    3.22.16
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  38. the head peaces are so beautiful! Its a very interesting article..thank you very much!

    4.10.16
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  39. Tables were set with tiers of fruits, sweets, and flowers. Amazing stuff

    5.20.16
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  40. Great post, every one should read this article.

    7.7.17
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  41. ARONIA wrote:

    What a usefull article!! I really found always very interesting your issues…thank you

    8.30.17
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