- May 8, 2012
All eyes were on Dallas as the nouveau riche home of the high end hosted fashion's elite for Chanel's latest Metiers d'Art (Pre-Fall Collection) show. Everything is bigger in Texas, a sentiment which Karl Lagerfeld certainly shares.
Like a snippet right out of Old Hollywood (Giant, to be exact), Chanel transformed the Dallas Fair Park into a rodeo, drive-in, and runway all at once. Said drive-in showed Karl's latest film, The Return, which stars Geraldine Chaplin as a later in life Coco Chanel to the likes of Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, and Lauren Hutton, who all watched from the comfort of 1950s convertibles.
The collection, a fringe-laden ode to the Wild Wild West, took the rodeo-turned-runway, closing with the all-controversial Native headdress. He went there. "It's a reinvention of something I don't really know, but that I like to play with," Lagerfeld told Style.com. Consider yourself Karl-d, America
:hmm: While I appreciate the beauty of the clothes and inspiration, I don't think it was necessary to bring the full headdress into it. I see why Native Americans are upset, as it appropriates a sacred aspect of their culture. However, Karl did appear to do so with correct reverence and did not appear to intend to demean.