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I love themes.  For birthdays, holidays, Tuesdays – I am always game for a good costume, especially if it involves costume changes.

But when I heard Karl Lagerfeld would be showing the Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 collection in Dallas Texas, complete with bull riding and bbq, I was a little (as Madison and I say) cornfused.  Chanel and cowboys?  huh?

Took just a few minutes of google’ing to learn that this has been an annual show since the mid 80’s and commemorates Coco Chanel’s reintroduction back into the fashion world after a 15 year hiatus.  To Dallas she went after her hometown rejected her.  Typical Frenchies!

As you would imagine, the range was thick with Americana references and mood.  Although over the top at first glance, there were actually many peices that spoke to me once I separated them and re-oufitted them for real life in my mind.  Also looking forward to seeing these styled in the pages of our favorite mags very soon!

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So many details and embroideries to take in.  Will definitely be putting these to use when designing for our customers:

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*images care of Style.com

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