Back in January, we shared the exciting news of Karl Lagerfeld’s plans to stage Chanel’s next Metiers d’Art show here in Dallas. Via British Vogue came the announcement, on the heels of the designer’s interview with Bridget Foley at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit in New York:
Thereafter, following an excruciating six-month wait, the date and theme of this fashion event to end all fashion events was announced in July. As reported by WWD and confirmed by Vogue, we marked the date of Tuesday, December 10 on our calendars with those famous interlocking C’s. What’s more, we also learned that a theme entitled The Return would be showcased, inspired by Coco Chanel’s U.S. success in the 1950’s.
Metiers d’Art productions are hallmarked by their grand scale and intense attention to detail. In December of last year, for example, a breathtaking centuries-old palace in Edinburgh hosted the show, complete with whiskey refreshments, bag pipers, and an exclusive dinner overlooking a loch. While the choice of Fair Park is less than majestic, we have the utmost confidence in Lagerfeld’s ability to transform the home of all things battered, fried, and Big Tex-i-fied into a haven of haute couture.
On a final note, however, Central Track also confirms that members of the general public should feel free to make other plans for the evening of December 10. A staffer at Chanel Highland Park Village explained that all Metiers d’Art Show attendees will be “Paris-invited,” with no tickets available for general sale.
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