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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.” ■

Coco Chanel, still the heart of the house A starry night with Amer­i­can model Jac­que­lyn Jablon­ski

Lady Amanda Har­lech

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