Lagerfeld’s Cowboy Vision

Chanel: Runway - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014. Western Look.


Karl Lagerfeld’s Métiers d’Art collection is from a movie he’s “never seen”.

The creative director of Chanel presented his range in Dallas, Texas, earlier this month in the form of a rodeo-style show at Fair Park.

With a western-theme to his pieces Karl explained the inspiration behind his fun-filled line.

“It’s an idea of Texas but not the common place of Texas. I tried to avoid inspiration from tough Hollywood movies, with John Wayne,” he explained in a behind-the-scenes video.

“I have nothing against it, except some John Ford movies, but [the collection] is more romantic. It’s like some images of movies I’ve never seen, [like the movies] in the silent period.”

Famous guests in the audience included Kristen Stewart, who was recently announced as the face of the collection.

Karl wanted to experiment with the classic cowboy look and give if a unique Chanel feel.

“There is a mix of the kind of refined American culture from the years of the 19th century but put it into the 21st century because it’s an idea – it’s a feeling,” he added. “The pattern of the cowboy boot, I put them on tights. It’s a real venture of something out of my mind. That’s my job and I have great people that work with me.”

Chanel flew in more than 200 journalists from several continents for the show, who had no idea where they were until they entered the specially designed building.

Karl himself arrived in Dallas for the event by private jet with his beloved cat Choupette.

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