Chanel Métiers d'Art Pre-Fall 2014 Show

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Last week was the Chanel Métiers d'Art Pre-Fall 2014 fashion show.  For the last decade Carl Lagerfeld has picked a city linked to the iconic fashion house for the theme of the show.  This year the luxury brand landed in Dallas Texas at the Fair Park venue.  Coco Chanel fell in love with Dallas on a trip back in 1957, although it's rumored that she didn't love the BBQ.  Being from the south I often find it impossible for a person to dislike BBQ, but I imagine that our savory smoked pork could be shocking to someone with a traditional french palate.  

Without fail this power fashion house put on a brilliant show.  Anyone in attendance would understand why Chanel is the Trend Setter of the fashion industry.  The show began with a "drive-in" screening of a short film, written and produced by Lagerfeld himself, titled The Return.  Guest were seated in pristine vintage cars for the viewing.

As always with Chanel it's about the clothes.  Leave it to Lagerfeld and his team to give us a master class in color, texture and layering.  2014 is looking so good!

The interior design world always takes a note from the fashion world and vice versa.  Don't be surprised if you see hints of the west find its way into interiors next year.  I love the mix of rich grey and black with navy and red.  Supple leathers feel natural next to earthy greens and yellows.  We'll have to see if this nod to the west takes off in 2014.  With Chanel leading the way I suggest we all stock up on saddle blankets.   

View the full runway show at

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