Chanel's ode to the U.S.A.
I normally don’t write about haute couture but Chanel's annual 2014 Métiers d’Art show designed by Karl Lagerfeld was one to share. His theme: a homage to America, specifically Dallas, Texas. It was the city which welcomed Coco Chanel post-war in 1957, when Paris shut her out. The fascinating things you learn.
The main event took place in Dallas’ historic masterpiece of Art Deco architecture, Fair Park. However, the highlight before the runway show? Seventy-four restored vintage automobiles and pick-up trucks parked in front of four drive-in movie screens for the premier of The Return. For the show, Fair Park transformed from barn to runway complete with raw wooden seating and time-worn flags strung from the ceiling. In other words, Texas, U.S.A…. the French Chanel version.