Chanel Releases Ancient Egypt-Inspired Bags

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The wait is finally over and Karl Lagerfeld's bags from the Egypt inspired collection are out. The intriguing collection debuted in December 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, making Chanel the second fashion house to hold a fashion show at the museum. Today, you can purchase one of Karl Lagerfeld's last works from this groundbreaking collection.

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At the time of the fashion show, mastermind Karl Lagerfeld appeared heavily inspired with Ancient Egypt through both the designs and the execution of the show. As the backdrop of the show was the Met's famed piece the Temple of Dendur that dates back to 15 BC Ancient Egypt. Not to mention, Kaia Gerber and Pharell Williams were notable names that modeled the timeless pieces. The collection reflected the spirit of Egypt with neutral colors, occasional blue and green hues, and lots of gold. Ancient Egyptian motifs, pyramid shapes, and intricate accessories were true to the muse that we wondered if pharaohs could be reawakened in the runway.

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The bags that are now one purchase away showed influence from the Nile, Crocodiles, Pyramids, Scarabs, and Egyptian style sequins. Karl Lagerfeld opted to include a pyramid shaped bag in black and gold that might have become the highlight of this collection. Another piece that screams "Ancient" is the crocodile embossed metallic gold clutch adorned with a colorful scarab like brooch. At a staggering $9000, another pyramid bag with vibrant sequins, PVC, and glass gave off unique Nubian vibes.

The Ancient Egypt inspired pieces add to the legacy of Chanel. No other than the one and only late Karl Lagerfeld could have done good to such a rich and three dimensional muse. And he certainly did. These bags, designed by the most influential man in fashion and influenced by one of the greatest human civilizations, are hands down the best fashion investment.


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