This season due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Chanel scrapped their original plan of having guests attend this year's Chanel M'étiers D'Art show for Pre-fall 2021, which occurred at the historic Château de Chenonceau. The Pre-fall collection is normally held in an exotic locale but to maintain safety standards it was held in France with no attendees but a virtual audience.
The bags presented these season were more opulent and intricate. Velvet was included again this season adorned with minute pearls designed in the iconic CC. Shearling was also utilized and featured in a variety of mini flap bags with encrusted jewel like enclosures. Mini bags were presented, albeit, less abundant that in previous seasons. A new mini card holder sized purse with top-handle was presented in pink and turquoise tones. Overall, the bags in this collection were much more decadent and delightful than past seasons that Virgine Viard has presented. We look forward to the full assortment once it arrives next year.