I've selected my favorite looks from Chanel's Metiers d'art collection, Paris-Bombay. The set for the catwalk show inside Grand Palais was decorated for a Raj with banquet tables, hugh chandeliers (one can hope that the audience saw through them), golden plates, fruits and sweets as far as the eye could see. The models walked in front of a dinner for royalties wearing a lot of silk fabrics but also classical Chanel tweed. The garments surprisingly didn’t scream India (none of the models wore saris) but the accessories really helped with that bit; the models had Teekas on their forehead hanging down from a head accessory, a shawl covering the hair or a turban on the head, jewellery chains hanging from the hair attached to the nose. These were the details which gave some extra Indian magic.