It is not just a mere coincidence that Karl Lagerfeld decided to show his latest collection in Dallas, Texas. Each December, Chanel sets the catwalk in one of the places around the world which has a special meaning to the brand. Dallas is an important city in the history of this fashion house since in 1957 Gabrielle Coco Chanel received the prestigious Neiman Marcus’ fashion award.
The event was truly spectacular with hundreds of celebrities attending it, including actresses Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart and Lauren Hutton. Before the show, all guests were invited into Lagefeld’s ‘drive in’ cinema to see his short film ‘The Return’, where he appeared with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and former Vogue editor André Leon Talley.
Lagerfeld drew his inspiration from Texas and the collection is abundant with fringe, denim, feathers and pearls. He made the Wild West look more romantic with fluttery dresses combined with styled ponchos as well as the cowboy boots. Classical Chanel suit received an interesting makeover with plenty of fringe trimming. Leather and jeans were playing an important role in this collection too, and were used in unexpected ways. Denim dresses and leather skirts look incredibly elegant and feminine, especially with addition of sequins and ruffles. There are a lot of warm and cosy jumpers and coats in bright colors for both men and women, but also some amazing accessories such as cowboy hats and leather and fur bags.