Insider scoop on the hottest invite of the year.
Lady Amanda Harlech, Karl Lagerfeld’s long-time muse
and one of the world’s chicest women, helped prep the Métiers d’Art collection. She also played a fashion journalist in The Return, for which she mastered a stellar American accent. (“I was in agony about that!”)
ON INSPIRATION “The seed was sown for Dallas a year ago. When you have a place in mind, you begin to work with the meaning of the place. That’s a huge starting pistol for fabric, embroidery, buttons and shoes.”
ON INNOVATIVE MATERIALS “Something that looks tweed is, in fact, a solid boiled wool that is knitted and woven into one piece of cloth. The feathers have been inlaid with other feathers that have been painted. I was walking around with one in my hair, but, sadly, they needed it for the show.” ON WORKING WITH KARL “Karl sees the potential in people—but you better live up to it! It would be a disappointment to Karl if I arrived at Chanel and was extremely tired and couldn’t ‘see.’ I would have to not
be me to have a bad day at Chanel.” ■