Chanel held their annual pre-fall, "Metiers d'Art" show last night in Dallas, Texas. The "Metiers d'Art" show is held in a new location each year based on the inspiration Karl Lagerfeld felt for the collection drawn from Coco Chanel's designs. Last night's Chanel runway show featured the new "Metiers d'Art" collection inspired by a Texas, country rodeo theme complete with stars, denim and western inspiration. Of course, to complete Chanel's "Metiers d'Art" show, Karl Lagerfeld designed an equally, rodeo inspired handbag collection to compliment the collection.
The handbag collection designed for Chanel's "Metiers d'Art" collection was smaller than the collections Karl Lagerfeld normally shows for his larger Chanel collections such as spring/summer or fall/winter. Of course keeping in theme with Chanel's luxurious history, the handbag collection for "Metiers d'Art" is just as special as the apparel in the line.
Chanel's "Metiers d'Art" handbag collection features exotic skins and warm, traditional fall colors such as burgundy. The collection blends well with the overall color palette from the "Metiers d'Art" show and offers traditional handbag silhouettes.
The handbag silhouettes shown during Chanel's "Metiers d'Art" show in Dallas, Texas feature classic duffle styles in exotic skins, classic shoulder bags in rodeo-themed denim and casual totes with western style prints. The casual, rodeo theme of the entire Chanel "Metiers d'Art" collection was a stark move away from the normally rich, dressy vibe of Chanel's annual pre-fall show.
To view photos of Chanel's "Metiers dArt" show held in Dallas, Texas last night, please click on the slideshow associated with this article.