Chanel is taking its latest show to Dallas, Texas. When Karl Lagerfeld spilled the beans to Women’s Wear Daily that he would be bringing his renowned show to Dallas, a city he loves:
“I love Texas. I love Texans. There’s another reason. When Chanel reopened, the French press was beyond nasty. The only press that understood it immediately was the American press, and Neiman Marcus gave her the Oscar for her collection, so I think it’s a nice thing to go there.”
Over the last 10 years, Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show has traveled around the globe, showing off the brand’s luxurious creations. Last year creative director Karl Lagerfeld had something of a Highland fling, with a brooding, tartan-packed show that took place in Linlithgow Palace in Scotland. Previous shows have taken place in Tokyo, London, and Shanghai.
Now the circus is hitting the great state of Texas, with a show scheduled for Tuesday December 10, 2013, at the famous Fair Park in Dallas. It seems like the perfect location for Chanel: built in 1936 to celebrate the state’s 100th anniversary, the 277-acre park contains the world’s largest collection of art deco buildings, art and sculpture.
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel also visted the city herself to receive the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion in 1957.
The event will see the first screening of Lagerfeld’s movie The Return, which stars Geraldine Chaplin and Rupert Everett among others, and looks at Coco’s return to the world of Parisian haute couture after years in the fashion wilderness following the Second World War. The film will premiere as an introduction to the fashion show, at 6:30pm Texas time, and will be broadcast simultaneously online at Chanel.com.
Below, watch the making of Karl Lagerfeld’s upcoming film, “The Return” featuring Chaplin in the role of Gabrielle Chanel. This new film imagined, written and directed by Lagerfeld, premiered in Dallas on December 10th as an introduction to the 2013/14 Métiers d’Art fashion show.