Chanel Brings Its Paris-Dallas Collection, and Some 'It' Girls, to Aspen

The brand has erected an "ephemeral boutique" to showcase its Native American-tinged collection.
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The brand has erected an "ephemeral boutique" to showcase its Native American-tinged collection.
Photo: Courtesy Chanel

Photo: Courtesy Chanel

Perhaps last December's Chanel Métiers d'Art extravaganza in Dallas just wasn't enough of a to-do. Or maybe the brand wanted to erase people's memories of the collection's controversial Native American symbolism. Whatever the reason, Chanel hosted yet another event for the same collection in Aspen, Colorado this week.

The brand has opened an "ephemeral boutique" (fancy phrase for pop-up) there specifically to showcase the Dallas-Paris collection (headdresses and all), and invited a few of its favorite It girls — Leigh Lezark, Harley Viera-Newton, Tennessee Thomas, Jen Brill, Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Giovanna Battaglia, Derek Blasberg — on a little trip to celebrate the launch. And naturally, it was heavily documented on social media.

The "ephemeral boutique." Photo: Courtesy Chanel

The "ephemeral boutique." Photo: Courtesy Chanel

Fashion people love to take photos of themselves outside of their usual glamorous context, so there were lots of kitschy cowboy hats, horseback rides, and Americana in our Instagram feeds this week. The trip culminated in a private cocktail and dinner Thursday evening, followed by a performance by The O's.

Click through the below gallery to see your favorite fashion girls in Western gear taking on Aspen in the summertime on Chanel's dime and then, perhaps, ponder the fairness of life.

We also included some photos of the awesome-looking store, which, if you happen to be in Aspen, will be open from this Friday until July 6.