Circa 1954 in Paris, a most precarious moment for Gabrielle Chanel as she presented her post-war collection at the age of 71—a collection that was ill-received by the French press. This moment in time is the beginning of Karl’s storytelling that will unfold in a 30-minute Technicolor movie titled The Return, to be presented just prior to his Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art show on December 10 at Dallas Fair Park.
The Haute Couture Fall 2013 shows unveiled in Paris this week amidst Chanel announcing the date for the Métiers d’Art show in Dallas. Every Chanel swooning fashionista will be chasing the hottest invitation in Dallas this century on December 10.
Wearing his directorial chapeau, Karl Lagerfeld plans to mesmerize the audience at the Métiers d’Art show with a mini-movie, which he begins filming mid-July in Paris. Geraldine Chaplin (daughter of Charlie Chaplin) will portray Ms. Chanel with actors Rupert Everett and Arielle Dombasle taking small parts. The mini-movie will depict the successful arrival of Coco Chanel to America in the mid-fifties, (note quote from Karl in my announcement post earlier this year) which Lagerfeld describes his technique as “old Technicolor—like Paris photos.” The excitement and anticipation is simply exhilarating, palpitating….I could on…
Watch this behind the scenes video taken from the Paris Edimbourg Métiers d’Art 2012/13 show, last year held in Scotland.
Dallas is ready for a monumental treat of decadent proportions. Watch the fur fly for this invitation!
Dallas shuddered in sweet anticipation yesterday as the fashion-shattering news rippled through every stylish cable on the Internet—Karl Lagerfeld plans to host a Chanel show in Dallas—oh my, there truly is a God!
This week, WWD hosted the CEO Summit in New York, attended by Mr Lagerfeld—who escaped industry discussions to sit with WWD for a chat and chat he did. Lagerfeld stated, ”In a year, I will go to Dallas. You know why? First of all, I love Texas. I love Texans. There’s another reason. When Chanel reopened, the French press was beyond nasty. The only press that understood it immediately was the American press, and Neiman Marcus gave her the Oscar for her collection, so I think it’s a nice thing to go there.” I couldn’t agree more.
I just received the July Issue of W Magazine, and the Puerto Rican beauty Joan Smalls graces the cover in statuesque, supermodel-style. I wish the ‘90s Supermodel era would return, long gone are the days when we wished we looked like Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Tatjana Patitz and Cindy Crawford, think George Michael video, Freedom, and Herb Ritts photo, Supermodels—Smalls is definitely supermodel worthy.
As always you can rely on Karl Lagerfeld to be amused with the latest, great beauty, and in March as Smalls strutted her exotic demeanour down the runway for the Fendi Fall 2012 show, Lagerfeld decided that look #44 was perfect for the Fendi Fall campaign.