Chanel Fashion Show in Dallas, Métiers d’Art
Earlier this week Karl Lagerfeld brought Chanel back to Dallas by hosting a rodeo themed fashion show at the Fair Park grounds in Dallas. How I didn’t get an invite is BEYOND me! Especially since Chanel flew in over 200 journalist from around the world to see this event. I mean come on Karl… I ONLY live down the street.
Karl puts on the Métiers d’Art every year in a different city. This year happened to be Dallas. I actually got wind of this earlier this year and sent a direct email to Chanel about an invite, but of course, no response. Turns out the Chanel team ONLY invited 100 locals from Dallas. Wow! Seriously?! I do think that is kind of messed up.
Mr. Lagerfeld described the collection as “not Dallas cheerleader,” but “the West of the Mexican border in the time of the Civil War, a more romantic Texas fantasy.” Interesting.
Karl likes to host the Métiers d’Art in places that had meaning to Coco Chanel. The Dallas connection to Chanel happened back in 1957 when Stanely Marcus (of the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus) invited Chanel to Dallas to help her get her company back and provide her with an award.
You would think after Texas placed Chanel back on the map more people from Dallas would have been there. Nonetheless, I’m sure the event is something that will be remembered fondly for years to come.
Enjoy the film and let me know what you guys think!