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A Drive-In Movie, Mechanical Bull, and Lots of Fringe: An Inside Look at Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Fashion Show in Dallas

Upon arrival, Chanel invited guests into a tent morphed into a 1950s drive-in movie theater. (Each lady was escorted by a male model in a puffy coat.) Waiters walked around with cherry vodka drinks in styrofoam cups, popcorn, soft pretzels, and retro candies. Equally as breathtaking as the clothing that would soon be debuted were the rows of vintage cars, beautifully restored and glossy. Attendees were tucked into the cars and on rows of bleachers to watch the premiere of Karl Lagerfeld’s film, The Return, starring Geraldine Chaplin, who played a brilliant Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in 1954, when the fashion designer reopened her couture house to not-so-positive French response but the open arms of the United States. Especially, Dallas.

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Metiers d’Art Has Resulted in Ungracious Uninvitees

Unfortunately, not everyone has been graceful about not getting an invite to tonight’s Métiers d’Art. According to one fashion insider, “It is an embarrassment to hear who threw themselves down on the floor like a 2-year-old having a tantrum because they said it would be an embarrassment and tarnish their reputation if they were not […]

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Local Chanel Clients Will Be Simply Perfect for the Metiers d’Art Festivities

With Karl Lagerfeld’s Métiers d’Art invasion of Dallas with the likes of Anna Wintour and Lynn Wyatt, the local Chanel professionals and clients will be in the international spotlight for the next couple of days. Seems the sales associates have been scrutinizing their customers’ ensembles and made adjustments for absolute perfection. One gal was in […]

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Dallas’ Timeless Love Affair with Chanel

Jeanne Prejean is D Magazine‘s unofficial #ChanelDallas beat reporter. From the December issue of D (overflowing with goodies like the best new restaurants in Dallas and 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas) here’s her story on Dallas’ relationship with French designer Coco Chanel and why tomorrow’s film launch and Métiers d’Art pre-fall fashion show in Fair Park is such a big deal.

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Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Fashion Show in Dallas Will Be Held at Fair Park

A morning’s press release from Chanel confirms the location for Karl Lagerfeld’s much-anticipated fashion show on December 10 as Dallas’ Fair Park, a “historical exhibition venue with art deco architecture, situated in the heart of the city.” The show will be prefaced with a film, The Return, about Gabrielle Chanel and the opening of her couture […]

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Can’t Miss: Hari Mari & The Factory Show

Hari Mari sandals, free drinks, clothing from soon-to-open TenOverSix and Original Octane, and live local music all in one scene? You can bet your sweet patootie all the cool kids will be at this warehouse party hosted by House of Plates. All kinds of good stuff is going down this Saturday: music by DJ Chriis […]

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A Look at the IIDA CRE8 Fashion Show

After Thursday’s finale, there is a Project Runway-sized hole in my heart. (Yes, I’ll admit I still watch it. I just can’t say no to Tim Gunn.) So as a PR fan, you can imagine my excitement attending last Friday night’s third annual IIDA CRE8 Fashion Show, a real-life make-it-work moment. In case you’ve never heard […]

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Our Five Favorite Designers from The Pin Show

The Pin Show is an annual event that features a flock of independent fashion designers and their wares. In this May issue, Krista Nightengale highlights the best in show: Mario Gallegos’ “Mario Alberto” collection of romantic cocktail and evening wear, Charlotte Elliot’s “Yomono” corset line, Isabel Varela’s “Izavel” womenswear collection inspired by menswear, Emmanuel Tobias’ […]

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The DIFFA Collection Just Got Hauter with Jean Paul Gaultier’s Cut-Out Jacket

Worn by Rihanna, the sexy-as-sin cutout jacket (right) designed by Jean Paul Gaultier has been donated to the lineup of smoking jackets that will be up for silent auction at DIFFA’s 2012 Collection event on Saturday, March 31. If you are looking for a good time, ignore the phone number on the back of the […]

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See and Be Scene: Fashion’s Living Canvas at the Hilton Anatole

April’s Fashion’s Living Canvas event at the Hilton Anatole is a horse of the different color. Yes, it’s got the pleasant familiarities of other fashion affairs. You’ll admire the collections of local designers (six in total), enjoy emceeing personalities (on deck: LeeAnne Locken and Steve Kemble), munch on light hors d’oeuvres (courtesy of Hilton’s Media […]

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Add Tootsies’ Spring & Summer Fashion Preview for the DSO to Your Agenda

Join us at Tootsies on March 22 in celebration of Vivaldi Patron Circle Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Young Professionals. Along with congratulations to the organization’s existing members and the opening of arms to potential new members, there will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and a fashion show featuring new spring and summer collections handpicked by yours […]

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