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From fringe to leather, Chanel's Lagerfeld takes inspiration from American West in Dallas show

This Sept. 1957 photo provided by the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University shows fashion designer Coco Chanel, left, touring luxury retailer Neiman Marcus during a visit to Dallas. Neiman Marcus leader, Stanley Marcus is third from left. The inspiration for Chanel’s “Metiers d’Art” show this year will come from Dallas, the Texas city where Coco Chanel was once given a welcome that included being picked up at the airport in a white Rolls-Royce and being feted at a western-themed party complete with fashion show featuring cows. (AP Photo/DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University)
December 10, 2013 - 9:01 PM

DALLAS - Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld took inspiration from the American West for his Metiers d'Art travelling 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.

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