After a year of anticipation and speculation, Karl Lagerfeld
showcased his annual ready-to-wear collection in the very appropriate setting of the 15th century Linlithgow Palace
Joined by 400 fashionistas and the likes of Diane Kruger
and Poppy Delevingne
– attending to support her sister Cara who modelled in the fashion show
– the Scottish setting of West Lothian
played host to one of the most glamorous dates in the fashion calendar this year.
Whether New York
, luxury label Chanel's yearly collection the Metiers d’Art
never ceases to get the fashion world on their feet, desperately wanting to witness Lagerfeld's specialist craftsmenship. And this year was no exception.
The collection saw a celebration of all things Scottish – models including Scottish-born Stella Tennant
filed out in bold red cosy cashmere, exuberant tudor styled ruffled collars and embellished patterned knitwear. The runway was emblazoned with tweed and tartan, transforming it into a Scottish heritage heaven.
Lagerfeld said he loved Mary Queen of Scots – who was born in the palace – and Scotland, despite only catching a glimpse from his hotel room.
The Fashion Kaiser said: "The city looks very beautiful. But you know I'm not a tourist. I'm not into sightseeing. I like how I think a place is. I don't have to see what it actually is."