On December 10, 2013, Karl Lagerfeld who is best-known for being the head designer at the house of Chanel, once again, shocked and impressed celebrities, journalists, photographers, store executives and fashion lovers with his yearly Métiers d’Art collection. Past Chanel collections have taken place in China, Paris and Scotland, but this year it took place in no other than the Lone Star State—Texas. Karl gathered many influential individuals from the fashion industry in a rodeo, which he turned into a very Texan looking runway—in Dallas.
When designing the clothes for this collection, the designer obtained inspiration from the styles that have always characterized the state of Texas, such as the boots, hats, leather jackets and silver jewelry. The garments in the runway still looked very Chanel but with a light Tex-Mex twist. Mr. Lagerfeld described the fashion show as “the West of the Mexican border in the time of Civil War, a more romantic Texas fantasy”.
There were both male and female models in the show—and even a couple of children models with nice looking cowboy hats on their small heads and toy pistols in their cute hands. The accessory that stood out the most was the very Native American looking feather that most adult models had in either their sophisticated Texan hats or in their simple combed hair.
This collection was amazing. Every clothing piece told a story about history with its fabrics and bold prints. At 80, Karl Lagerfeld is still innovating with his breathtaking designs—of timeless style.