The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Chanel

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Chanel Pre-Fall 2015
Chanel Pre-Fall 2015Artwork by Kalen Hollomon

Marking the Métiers d'Art show in Austria with Kalen Hollomon's collages created exclusively for AnOther

Yesterday, the Schloss Leopoldskron, the 18th Century Austrian castle played host to Karl Lagerfeld’s latest Chanel Metiers D’Arts collection. Think dirndls and lederhosen with a clever Karl twist, mixed with the iconic Chanel jacket, day dresses, short, flared jackets, capes, mid-­length coats and evening dreeses with bibs, frills and pleats.

The rococo palace of course, is best known for its appearance in The Sound of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure from 1965. To celebrate, we invited New York-based artist Kalen Hollomon (well known for his fantastic Instagram account) to create artworks splicing key scenes from the film with the new Chanel collection. And we are throwing in a few of our favourite quotes from the film too, for good measure.

Maria: “I just couldn’t help myself. The gates were open and the hills were beckoning and everything was so green and fresh, and the Untersberg kept leading me higher and higher, as if it wanted me to go right through the clouds with it.”

Brigitta: “I’m Brigitta, she’s Louisa. She’s thirteen years old, and you’re smart! I’m ten, and I think your dress is the ugliest one I ever saw!”

Maria: “When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.”

The Baroness: “There’s nothing more irresistible to a man than a woman who’s in love with him.”

“Do you mean to tell me that my children have been roaming about Salzburg dressed up in nothing but some old drapes?!” — Captain Von Trapp

Maria: “I can’t seem to stop singing wherever I am. And what’s worse, I can’t seem to stop saying things – anything and everything I think and feel.”

Leisl: “I need someone older and wiser telling me what to do. You are seventeen, going on eighteen. I'll depend on you.”

Frau Schmidt: “The Von Trapp children don’t play. They march.”

Captain Von Trapp: “You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten.”

Baron: “Is there a more beautiful expression of what is good in this country of ours than the innocent voices of our children?”

Maria: “I made them, from the drapes that used to hang in my bedroom...They still had plenty of wear left. The children have been everywhere in them.”

Captain Von Trapp: “Do you mean to tell me that my children have been roaming about Salzburg dressed up in nothing but some old drapes?!”

Maria: “Umm, hmm, and having a marvellous time.”

Words by Laura Bradley