Chanel/Karl Lagerfeld Trivia For Your Métiers d’Art Small Talk

Just in case you haven’t boned up on your Chanel/Lagerfeld trivia for tonight’s Métiers d’Art, here are some tidbits:

  • One of the first places the Chanel scouting team visited in Dallas was Dolly Python, where they scooped up vintage 1950’s western wear.
  • Lagerfeld’s nom de plume for his first collection at Jean Patou in 1958 was “Roland Karl.”
  • When Coco Chanel received the Neiman Marcus Award in 1957, Lagerfeld was only 24 years old.
  • Jackie Kennedy’s “pink bouclé suit” did not come from Chanel. It was a copy.
  • Lagerfeld’s love is Choupette, a year-old cat that has two maids and eats on the table with the Kaiser. When the two are forced to be apart, a journal is kept of Choupette’s activities. She even has her own Facebook page and Twitter account.

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