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Chanel Metiers d’Art Traveling Fashion Show

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld drew inspiration from the American West for his annual Metiers d’Art traveling fashion show, held Tuesday night in Dallas.

Chanel turned one of the halls at Fair Park, Dallas’ Art Deco exhibition venue, into a barn for the night, complete with a hay-scattered runway. Models in Western-style hats and boots wore outfits adorned with fringe, leather and feathers. The final model was dressed in an all-white ensemble that included fringed pants and a floor-grazing feather headdress.

Lagerfeld said after the show, here featured with Lynn Wyatt that he was inspired by “the idea of the old Texas, even before the Civil War.” He noted that his cowboys were “not typical cowboys, they are transposed, very sophisticated.”

Many of the outfits included Native American-inspired prints, with most of the models wearing a single feather in their hair. Denim also made frequent appearances on the runway.

For more than a decade, Lagerfeld has picked a city linked to the fashion house for the theme of the show staged each December to highlight the work of its artisans.

Other cities that have served as inspiration for the Metiers d’Art show include Tokyo, New York, London, Shanghai and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Luminaries in attendance included: Lily Collins, Dakota Fanning, and the new FACE of Chanel, Kristen Stewart

This isn’t just fashion news, it’s fashion history! When Chanel re-opened her house after the World War 2 she was embraced by the Americans and Lagerfeld pays a big homage here. Proving, you must always think outside the box and find inspiration anywhere!

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