Inside Chanel’s Dallas Métiers d’Art extravaganza: Kristen Stewart, cowboy hats, vintage convertibles and more!

Chanel Dallas Metiers d Art
Chanel Dallas Metiers d Art

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Last night, all eyes were on Dallas as the nouveau riche home of the high end hosted fashion’s elite for Chanel’s latest Métiers d’Art a.k.a. Pre-Fall collection show. Everything is bigger in Texas, a sentiment which Karl Lagerfeld certainly shares, so what better place to host his latest extravaganza and announce Kristen Stewart as its face.

Though Stewart currently fronts Balenciaga’s Florobotanica fragrance campaign, Chanel has clearly courted her over the past few years, dressing the actress for red carpet events and hosting her at several shows. Known for her adherence to un-mussed style, she’s the perfect front for the Western-inspired collection. It’s also the perfect thing to lift her aesthetic association out of Twilight territory, placing it back where she belongs: On the Road.

Like a snippet right out of Old Hollywood (Giant, to be exact), Chanel transformed 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 Consider yourself Karl-d, America.

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