A Parisian in Dallas: Chanel Métiers d'Art Collection, Pre-Fall 2014
...Oops, Karl Lagerfeld did it again! (sorry, I'm still in Britney mode) By now, you've probably all seen photos, or heard about last night's Chanel Métiers D'Art runway show for Pre-Fall 2014, but if you haven't, it was a show to commemorate the relationship between Neiman Marcus' Stanley Marcus and Chanel; back in 1954, when Mademoiselle Chanel was debuting her first collection after a fifteen year hiatus, Mr. Marcus backed her when many in the industry didn't, and the rest is history. Tomorrow, Karl Lagerfeld will be presented with Neimen Marcus' Award for Distinguished Service in fashion, the same award awarded to Coco Chanel many years ago. Karl Lagerfeld took Chanel Back to Dallas last night, and created an atomosphere and collection inspired by, and held in the Lone Star State! Read more about the event here. These are my top twelve favorite looks from last night's show, and as usual, Chanel delivers amazing knits, beading and sequin work, and leather that make me want to cry from sheer happiness. I love that Karl was inspired by our Western culture (there was definitely a not-so-subtle Cowboys & Indians theme), and was able to make a distinctively Chanel collection, but with an American touch. The glowy golden makeup, and undone hair topped off each look perfectly.
This collection definitely inspired me, I'm not sure how to put my finger on it, exactly; this show just exemplifies how amazing the creative spirit can be. Taking very recognizable American imagery (stereotypical in some ways), and reimagining it into a luxurious, dreamy, feast for the eyes, Karl Lagerfeld's genius knows no bounds. I must find a way to harness my creative energy, as soon as I stop drooling over these photos.
Images from Style.com