Accessory of the day: Chanel AW19’s cable car minaudières


By Wei Yeen Loh

Accessory of the day: Chanel AW19’s cable car minaudières

Amidst a snow-dusted alpine backdrop in the Grand Palais, the last of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel collections was presented on a sombre, if not meaningful note. Virginie Viard took pains to ensure that the late maestro’s vision was well-executed to the bone—from the breathtaking winter wonderland set that is the “Chalet Gardenia” to the minute details peppered throughout the tweed-decked lineup. There was only one way to head towards now—forward, and the show was testament that the kaiser’s legacy would go on.

The accessory game that Lagerfeld had played was always riveting. There’s a reason why Chanel’s minaudières and clutches are collectibles in its own right, as every season boasts a snazzy arm candy or two, as per the collection’s theme. This time around, it was crystal-studded cable car minaudières inspired by gondola lifts in ski resorts. These chic minaudières even come with Chanel’s signature quilted leather motif—take a closer look to make out the scribblings on the foggy “windows” of each cable car. Available in shades of black, white and sky blue, the bag comes with with a chain strap for easy clasping. Does this reign high on your list of the best Chanel minaudière collectibles of all time?

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