Chanel goes to Cuba!


Karl Lagerfeld took his Resort 2017 Chanel show to Cuba today, bringing with him his celebrity friends, collaborators, and a slew of fashion press. In Cuba, guests were treated to a long weekend of activities that culminated in the house’s Cuba-inspired Resort show. Aside from the scenery, highs will no doubt include both a Gisele Bündchen and Tilda Swinton sighting, and Fidel Castro’s grandson walking the runway.

Some of the interesting things that happened in the show are:

  1. Guest were ushered into the show in colourful convertibles.
  2. The show was held en plein air in Havana’s Paseo de Prado, the dividing line between Old and New Havana.
  3. The accessories of choice in Cuba? Pearl-studded berets, floral-trim fedoras, and spectator shoes.
  4. The vintage cars of Cuba appeared as a print on several pieces, including a flowing dance dress.
  5. Taking a page from the streets—of New York, perhaps—were denim jackets with clusters of Chanel-themed pins on them.
  6. In lieu of a traditional finale, the Chanel show ended with a lively conga line of dancing models and musicians.
  7. Lagerfeld took his bow in a sequin Saint Laurent jacket from Hedi Slimane’s Spring 2016 men’s collection.

Cuba is slowly becoming a tourist must visit and after Chanel launches its Cuban inspired collection in Havana, Cuba has got its approval from the Houdini of Haute Couture.


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