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When it was first announced that the Chanel Métiers d'Art fashion show was coming to Dallas, more than a few (well-coiffed) heads were scratched.

And while Ross Avenue ain't exactly the Rue de Rivoli, we have discovered the reason why the extravaganza is coming to Fair Park this Tuesday, and it's two words: Neiman. Marcus. The Dallas-based store, it turns out according to WWD, had a thing for Coco Chanel's designs way back in the day, so much so that Karl Lagerfeld credits the retailer for making Chanel what it is today.

Payback being, well, payback, Lagerfeld decided to bring the annual show to our city. Numerous Big D fashion doyennes are set to attend the event, which will also see the premiere of The Return, the Lagerfeld-directed ode du Coco starring Geraldine Chaplin and Rupert Everett.
· WWD [Official site]
· Chanel [Official site]