Rhine­stone COW­GIRL

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Style no­mads headed West for Chanel’s Paris-Dal­las 2014 Métiers d’Art collection, show­cased at Dal­las Fair Park, aptly kit­ted out to re­sem­ble a rodeo. In­spired by the ro­man­tic his­tory of old Texas and its pi­o­neers, Karl Lager­feld dressed a cav­alry of non-typ­i­cal cow­girls he de­scribed as “trans­posed ... very so­phis­ti­cated.”

Lager­feld’s night at the rodeo be­gan with a drive-in movie, where guests sat in 1950’s col­lec­tor’s cars (served Cracker Jack and Coca-Cola) to watch the pre­mier of his movie The Re­turn star­ring Geral­dine Chap­lin as Coco Chanel, on the re-open­ing of her cou­ture house in 1954 af­ter her hia­tus dur­ing the war.

Then, guests traipsed to a barn­yard-styled arena, decked in con­fed­er­ate Amer­i­can flags, where mod­ernised ver­sions of Chanel’s orig­i­nal suit came down the run­way, with em­broi­dered stars and fringed cuffs. Also reimag­ined to theme were capes, pon­chos, and a glammed up knitted blan­ket coat. Sad­dle bags, mini cow­boy hats, leather boots, and tights with cow­boy-boot trompe l’oeil com­pleted the looks. The fi­nale – al­most al­ways a Chanel bride – was Caro­line de Mai­gret dressed in an all-white en­sem­ble with a floor-length feather head­dress as a veil.

The celeb crowd then line-danced with Texan ty­coon wives in a sa­loon-style bar, dined on BBQ, and worked that buck­ing bronco. Hot Chip brought the house down with a proper hoe-down of elec­tro­coun­try beats mak­ing it a wild night in the West.

The at­mos­phere at Dal­las Fair Park Kris­ten Ste­wart and Karl Lager­feld Sofia Sanchez Bar­renechea Zoë Kravitz

Lily Collins

Poppy Delev­ingne

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