KARL LAGERFELD “METIERS d”ART” DECEMBER 2013
Karl Lagerfeld has presented a “Métiers d’Art” collection in December since 2002. This year’s show, held tonight Dec. 10th, is being held at Dallas’ Fair Park in Texas. In the past, Lagerfeld has said, “I love Texas. I love Texans.” So, Chanel fans will surely receive a treat as the designer gains inspiration from the Lone Star state.
Called Métiers d’Art, the yearly extravaganza showcases the work of the 11 couture workshops that Chanel has been acquiring since 1985 — among them, a shoe cobbler, a button maker, a glove maker, a Scottish cashmere mill and an artisan company that specializes in intricate, hand-stitched embroidery. Previous locations have included a castle ruin in Scotland, Chanel’s 57th Street boutique in New York City, and Shanghai.
Aside from presenting a new collection, Lagerfeld will premiere his new film entitled “The Return,” which was written and directed by Lagerfeld himself. The film stars Geraldine Chaplin and Rupert Everett and follows the reopening of the founder’s couture house in 1954 in Paris. The show is always dedicated to the history of Coco Chanel and highlights the workmanship of the ateliers involved with the collections.
The film will be shown at the same time on Chanel’s website at its premiere in Dallas. It follows Lagerfeld’s film “Once Upon a Time…,” which explores Coco Chanel’s early days in fashion in Deauville on the French Riviera. That film debuted last May in Singapore.
Many stars, like Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevigne, Harley Viera-Newton, and Derek Blasberg, have taken to Instagram to share their experiences at the Dallas show thus far, photographing Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour of Vogue magazine arriving at the show together. For a sneak peak of the Texas-inspired Chanel fashion, see above for photographs courtesy of Cameron Decades and PaperCityKates.