Dallas, or The Big D, as they say, was the hometown for Chanel’s yearly Métiers d’Art collection, and what a home it was.
Staged in beautiful Fair Park, a pure Art Deco fantasy exhibition spot, we were treated to a film by Karl about Coco’s comeback in the fifties, which took place in the Chanel drive-in and seated in the most beautiful cars America ever produced, making me wonder about the state of the automobile industry today, which keeps producing black boxes with no face but four wheels, going on a road to nowhere. The Cadillac with Karl, Anna Wintour, and André Leon Talley inside of it almost stole the show.
Then came the show, the rodeo show as we called it, where fringe, stars, stripes, and Navajo motifs would not give the blues to the cowgirl in each of us. The day before, when I was in the showroom for my music fittings, I was lucky enough to snap the dudes, the fringe, the colts, and the Maison Michel Stetson hats, Bonanza…
We all ended up line dancing with Niki of Dallas and Hot Chip before a serious after-hours at the Round-Up, where the locals had never seen so much fashion at one time. It was fun, and as the hashtag on my Instagram goes, #itsdallasbaby.
Photos: Courtesy of Michel Gaubert