Chanel has given birth to countless ingenious designs throughout the years. Among those was their collection inspired by Ancient Egypt, as is evident in their prominent Metiers d’Art show, held last year in New York (its first in the city in over a decade); specifically, at the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Aside from Pharell’s gold pants, what caught our attention were the pyramid bags that came in either gold and black stripes or multicolor embellishments.
The Cut notes how the bag is “a fitting ode to human creation.” In line with this, we list down items with art references you can put inside the Chanel pyramid bag, as an homage to this functional piece of art.
L’Oréal x Love Marie Color Riche Matte Lipstick
Heart Evangelista is not only considered by most as a fashion and beauty icon, she has also proven herself an artist in every sense of the word. It’s only apt her exclusive collection with L’Oréal features her very own works. Available on Lazada.
MoMA memo pad
When creativity strikes, this handy pocket notepad with perforated pages and magnetic front closures is your friend. It comes in different covers featuring reproduction of works from the MoMA Collection, such as the Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. Available at National Bookstore.
CoverMe Studio Airpod Case
Like the pyramids, Michael Angelo’s The Creation of Adam is one of the most recognized works of art. Bring it with you everywhere while also protecting your ~precious~ Airpods (a work of art on its own amirite?) with this case featuring the iconic image. Available online.
Coach x Guang Yu Rexy Card-holder
There might not be enough room in the Chanel pyramid bag for a bulky wallet, so keep your bills and important cards and IDs in this card holder instead. This one from Coach features a graffiti-inspired hybrid take on the brand’s iconic ‘C’ logo and Rexy logos from Beijing-based graphic designer Guang Yu. Available on Nordstrom.
Chanel Key Chain
This last one doesn’t really have an art reference, but I put it here because, well, triangular Chanel bag charm-slash-key chain on a pyramid Chanel bag? It just makes sense. Available on Farfetch.
Art by Tricia Guevara
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