I am finally back in Texas after seventeen hours of driving! I made a pit stop in Dallas to stay with family because I couldn’t make it all the way to Austin, and if I had only left a few days earlier I would have been in D Town for Chanel’s annual Métiers d’Art fashion show! I literally would have skipped my finals to be there. Anything for Karl.
Mr. Lagerfeld specifically chose Dallas for the extravagant show because Stanley Marcus of the Dallas based Neiman Marcus helped Coco Chanel from having to shut down her business after WWII – and what would the fashion world be without Chanel?!
Having embraced Chanel’s 1954 comeback collection when almost no one else would, Stanley Marcus presented Coco Chanel with the store’s Award for Distinguished Service in the field of fashion in 1957, and Karl was given the same award, in the same city, after the show.
From Modern Luxury DALLAS:
The show was held at Dallas’ historic Fair Park, which was transformed into a drive-in movie theater (complete with vintage cars) that showed Lagerfeld’s short film The Return. The runway was made of wooden planks and hay, while the lucky crowd sat in stands that resembled those in a Texas rodeo.
Some fun Instas from the event:
Here are some of my favorite looks from this years famous collection:
All hail the King
(photos from style.com)
In Karl We Trust