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July 29 2014

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2 posts tagged "Dallas"

Is Karl Lagerfeld Fashion’s Willy Wonka?

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Karl LagerfeldChanel’s Métiers d’Art show is scheduled to hit the runway in an icy Dallas, Texas, this evening (an unlikely locale, we know, but Dallas’ Neiman Marcus was one of Coco Chanel’s first supporters after she revived her business in the fifties). Naturally, it’s a hyper-exclusive affair, and, according to WWD, the city’s fashion set has dubbed invites to the Western-themed spectacular “Golden Tickets.” Does this make Karl Lagerfeld fashion’s Willy Wonka? We bet the 2.55 bag is more enduring than an Everlasting Gobstopper…. In any event, check back later tonight to get the full rundown of Chanel’s Pre-Fall extravaganza.

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We Suggest Diving Headfirst Into Sea of Shoes

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It’s easy for us to forget there are thriving fashion communities outside the major cities, but then there’s the Internet reminding us of a world beyond. Witness our current obsession: 16-year-old Jane Aldridge’s blog, Sea of Shoes. The young Dallas suburbanite harbors a devotion to avant-garde footwear and designer vintage that rivals many a front-row veteran. Along with her mom—a former model—Aldridge chronicles her daily inspirations, eyebrow-raising outfits (having grown up in the cookie-cutter Dallas suburbs, we know well what she’s up against), and informed opinions on designer collections. But even though she’s dressing herself in The Row, Balenciaga and Givenchy, don’t think she’s a prematurely grown-up sartorial snob. The refreshingly laid-back high school student will occasionally illustrate posts with her extensive array of plastic dinosaurs.