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Karl Lagerfeld announced at WWD's CEO Summit that the Metiers d'Art is headed from Scotland to Dallas, Texas. Fingers crossed for a tweed cowboy hat and a PR shot of Karl riding a mechanical bull. Here, he explains the decision:
"There has to be some magical surrounding. That's why I went to Scotland to this castle where Mary Stuart was born, and it was quite a magical moment. To do the opposite, next time, in a year, I will go to Dallas. You know why? First of all, I love Texas. I love Texans. There's another reason."
We're guessing the reason isn't that Coco's favorite TV series is Dallas.
I try to find a connection, but the connection is often very vague. With Texas, it's a detail, but with little detail, you can make a whole story. I am a storyteller for that.
According to a quick Google search, the vague detail probably involves summer home villa La Pausa on the French Riviera, which she sold in 1953, since the Dallas Museum of Art created a partial replication of it. It contains pieces of furniture from the original villa and could make a great show backdrop to the show. Just a guess.
· WWD CEO Summit: Karl Lagerfeld [WWD]
· And Now the Entire Chanel Scotland Show in All Its Tartan Glory [Racked]