It seems like only yesterday we were viewing the Spring 2010 collections, now designers are gearing up to present Pre-Fall 2010.

On Thursday 3rd December 2009 Karl Lagerfeld will unveil his latest Metier D’Arts collection in Shanghai.

This is the eighth Metier D’Arts collection following Paris, Tokyo, New York, Monaco, London and Moscow, all locations which have a link to Chanel.

Although Coco Chanel never visited China, she had a strong interest in Asian arts and antiques and Karl Lagerfeld has therefore brought to life the collection she never had the chance to create.

Shanghai is also the site of Chanel newest boutique, which has opened in the Peninsula Hotel yesterday.

Chanel have set up a Paris-Shanghai mini site in which we get a behind the scenes view of the creative process in putting this collection together including fittings, a peek inside Coco Chanel’s apartment, and a look a Chanel pieces which are exclusive to the Shanghai store.

There will be 13 episodes in total and 6 are already live.

Please visit www.chanel-paris-shanghai.com

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