British Vogue and Style.com are reporting that Chanel and its creative director/designer Karl Lagerfeld have selected Dallas as the next location for the Métiers d’Art show — the fashion house’s annual, much anticipated Pre-Fall collection, which is known for being held in and inspired by exotic destinations. The reason? “First of all, I love Texas. I love Texans,” said Lagerfeld during a talk yesterday at the annual WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit in New York. Lagerfeld’s most recent Métier show was held in Scotland’s Linlithgow Palace, meaning we can only imagine which over-the-top setting he will select for his Dallas presentation.
Per Chanel’s Highland Park Village boutique director, Pilar Hubbard, “the news was just announced yesterday and I don’t have any details.” We’ve been assured that we’ll have the scoop the second she knows more. Stay tuned. —Christina Geyer