Karl Lagerfeld chose Dallas for this year’s staging of Chanel’s annual Métiers d’Art show in homage to the city that welcomed Mademoiselle Coco Chanel in her postwar return to fashion when Paris shunned her...
The main event was held at Dallas’ vast Fair Park, a masterpiece of Art Deco architecture. The drive-in motif accommodated the premiere of “The Return,” the short film Lagerfeld directed about Chanel’s return to business. Once again, Lagerfeld’s set was remarkable, a vast lot featuring four giant screens, assorted food and drinks stations, and 74 vintage roadsters imported from all across the U.S!!!
Lagerfeld worked the Paris-Dallas connection with French versions of American pop standards and an old-fashioned drive-in and a saloon soiree, while invoking Wild West main aspects. And what a lineup of fabulous clothes, just as he got used to!
Guests took their seats to the strains of a harmonica’s wail and the show started.
What I spotted:
1) suits — rich, earthy tweeds, utterly elegant, their Texas touches limited to a scaled-down cowboy hat or two-toned boot. But soon, the references rolled in with blanket stripes, wrinkled leathers and prairie skirts.
2) Denim (dresses, skirts and skinny jeans) off of white frills
3) Fluid dresses and sturdy A-line skirts swung Seventies;
4) And an Aztec-motif to recall America’s own maestro of Southwest chic.
Everywhere there was fringing, feathers, beadwork and remarkable fabrics treatments, all with the look of the Southwest and the craft of Chanel’s specialty ateliers.
My favorite were: the shiny jacket that was gold-leaf lacquered onto denim, the fringing on the sleeves of a romantic blouse and that the single feather in each model’s hair. As for the necklaces and the broches; each and every single piece is to-die-for!
It was very Texas, and very LAGERFELD. Enough said.Fashionably yours,Lana xx
The 23-year-old actress is officially the new face of Chanel's Paris-Dallas 2013 Métiers d'Art Collection (which will be released in May 2014)!! Chanel confirmed the news on Twitter today by posting a picture of Kristen Stewart and Karl Lagerfeld. However, I'm not sure of her outfit for this big announcement. I believe only Kristen Stewart could chose to wear something like that for such a huge thing. I would have seen her styled in something that would give us a hint about the upcoming pre-fall collection (maybe some feathers?). However, I fell in love with her pair of burnt orange flared leather pants!
And here's to another very fruitful episode on Duniati's Channel. This week's episode focuses on the tartan print. I start with an overview on the trend and then I go further and focus on the tartan shirt and on the different ways it could be styled...
The holiday season has kicked in and no matter how strong winter is getting, there's always a little place in our closets from some beautiful short dresses. Today, I want to share with you the pictures of my look when I attended Basil Soda's casual cocktail party for the launch of his ready-to-wear FW13 collection.
This dress is one of my all-time favorite Basil Soda creations, I consider it as a timeless piece, this is why I didn't hesitate a second before choosing it.
I love how this dress perfectly enhanced my body shape, giving me a thinner waist. I also like the gold fabric used and the way it was incorporated within the black parts of the dress.
I am wearing: black and gold Basil Soda ready-to-wear dress, Gucci pumps.
Location: headed to Basil Soda RTW FW13 Cocktail PartyFashionably yours,
A couple of weeks ago, I was very glad to attend the official launch of Basil Soda fall winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection around a casual and very welcoming cocktail. My love for this collection is endless. I just love how Basil always recreates his signature silhouettes.
The work of fabric of this collection is particularly interesting, I like the contrast between the matte and shiny fabrics. Furthermore, the embroideries are beautiful as they are very subtle.
Color palette: midnight blue, fuchsia, black and white.
Take a closer look at this collection look book on this link.
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