C California Style

Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2014 show.
The ringleader, Karl Lagerfeld. PHOTO: Courtesy of Chanel.
Kristen Stewart.
Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2014 show.
Atlanta de Cadenet, Laura Love.
Poppy Delevingne.
Zoë Kravitz.
Jessica Joffe.
Lily Collins.

Rodeo Star

by C California Style

Chanel hosts a no-holds-barred hoedown in Dallas, Texas.

Late last year, some 900 guests, including Lauren Hutton, Dakota Fanning, Alexa Chung, China Chow and the new face of the line, Kristen Stewart, arrived (via private jets) at Dallas’ Fair Park to preview Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Preceded by a drive-in screening of The Return, starring actress Geraldine Chaplin (also in attendance) as Coco Chanel, the event featured a dirt-paved runway rife with cowboy and Indian references and denim and fringe to boot. Designer Karl Lagerfeld described it as “not Dallas cheerleader” but “the West of the Mexican border in the time of the Civil War, a more romantic Texas fantasy.” And a BBQ, bull riding and line dancing kept the after-party kickin’. chanel.com.

DOIN’ DALLAS 

DINE
Café Pacific For birthdays and power lunches, the place to see and be seen. 214-526-1170. •  Le Bilboquet This French-inspired Manhattan export is the hot spot in town. 469-730-2937. •  Mi Cocina A popular, casual family Tex-Mex eatery. 214-521-6426.

SHOP
Forty Five Ten With a little bit of everything, this is the chicest place to shop. 214-559-4510. • CBD Provisions A brasserie and so much more. 214-261-4500. • Neiman Marcus The original Neimans! It helped put Dallas on the map. 214-741-6911. • Highland Park Village Home to the Chanel boutique (214-520-1055), it’s the Beverly Hills of Dallas.

PLAY
Klyde Warren Park Dallas’ Central Park. • Katy Trail Stretching 3.5 miles through town and perfect for jogging or biking. • Round-Up Saloon So much fun for a night of dancing. 214-522-9611.

STAY
Mansion on Turtle Creek This is where Mr. Lagerfeld stayed—enough said. 214-559-2100. • The Joule A sleek boutique hotel. 214-748-1300.