Located in the Loire Valley in France, the Château de Chenonceau lends itself at once as the inspiration and the setting of the 2020/21 Métiers d’art show. Also known as “Le Château des Dames” [Ladies’ Castle], its history is closely linked with the legendary women who alternately lived there: Katherine Briçonnet, Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de’ Medici, Louise de Lorraine, Gabrielle d’Estrées and Louise Dupin.
In the second half of the 16th century, the queen of Italian origins, Catherine de’ Medici gave this residence the splendour of the Renaissance. As proof, numerous inscriptions of her monogram remain visible in the castle’s décor: two interlaced Cs that bear an astounding resemblance to the double C that Gabrielle Chanel presented as early as 1921 on the stopper of the CHANEL N°5 perfume.
Kristen Stewart was the only guest at Chanel's Métiers D'Art show, which took place on Tuesday, 1 December at Château de Chenonceau in France's Loire Valley.
The long-time Chanel ambassador was chosen as the only attendee at the event after French Covid-19 measures meant that just one VIP guest was permitted. WWD reports that the brand had initially planned on inviting 200 guests.