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Chanel takes inspiration from American West

December 11, 2013

DALLAS (AP) — Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld took inspiration from the American West for his Metiers d’Art traveling fashion show, held this year in Dallas.

Models with Western-style hats and boots wore outfits adorned with fringe, leather and feathers at Tuesday night’s show in Fair Park. Chanel turned an exhibition hall into a barn for the night, complete with a hay-scattered runway.

For more than a decade, Lagerfeld has picked a city linked to the fashion house for the theme of the show, which is staged each December to highlight the work of its artisans.

Founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was welcomed to Dallas during a 1957 trip and feted at a Western-themed party, complete with a catwalk featuring cows.