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Karl Lagerfield, Fashion Icon and current fashion organizer of the House de Chanel, surprised the world today when he reported to WWD that he will premier this year’s ready to wear Chanel line in Dallas, Texas. Last year, Chanel’s Metiers D’Art show was in Edinburgh, Scottland at a 600 year old Linglithgow Palace. Skipping over the normal fashionable American cities like New York or Los Angelos, K.L. explains why he chose the southern metroplex to premier Chanel’s latest ready to wear fashions.
It’s very important to do [a big show premier] in a very special way, because today, everything is shown on the internet and on television. When you have a show with only a girl coming out of the door, crossing a runway, it’s OK for fashion freaks but the public get[s] bored very quickly. There has to be something magical surrounding. ... 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 was a nice thing to go there.
There is no date yet for the ready to wear Chanel fashions but as other things in Texas, this will be big.
Fashion Legallaire's Take: Major shoutout to K.L. for his love for Texas and Texans alike. The stars at night are shining bright *clap clap clap* deep in the heart of Texas... (too much? ok lol).