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Chanel‘s next runway show is set to take place this week in Hamburg, Germany, the hometown of Karl Lagerfeld. For the last 16 years, the French fashion house has delivered an annual Métiers d’Art presentation to showcase what is to come for pre-fall, each time at a new location. For 2017, the showcase will liven up the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, which just opened its doors in January.

As with multiple times in the past, however, some are speculating that this will be Lagerfeld’s final show with Chanel. Even last year, both Chanel and Lagerfeld were forced to deny such claims when speaking with Telegraph.

Now, with the creative director/designer heading back home for this year’s showing, various signs are indeed pointing to his retirement, alongside prominent Milan buyers pointing to Alber Elbaz taking over the position at Chanel.

So could Lagerfeld finally be stepping down? We may know more when Chanel takes over Elbphilharmonie tomorrow in Hamburg.

Just last month, Lagerfeld and Chanel collaborated with colette on a set of exclusive iPhone cases.

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