IN A international style first, Karl Lagerfeld offered his Chanel 2016/17 Cruise collection in Havana on the island of Cuba: a historic but playful revolution that will move down within the annals of Chanel’s style documents.
In fact, it become the primary worldwide style show inside the Cuban capital since the 1959 communist revolution.
A swag of celebrities, including Tilda Swinton, Gisele Bündchen, Vanessa Paradis and Vin Diesel collected on the leafy Prado prom that have been was a runway for the show.
whilst Cuba and the us restored diplomatic relations remaining year it changed into Cuba’s “cultural richness” that stimulated Chanel dressmaker Lagerfeld to awareness his series around the controversial us of a.
Cuisin’: Chanel does dressing robe sublime for the Cruise 2016 Cuba series. image: Chanel
Cuisin’: Chanel does dressing gown sublime for the Cruise 2016 Cuba collection. photograph: ChanelSource:supplied
In December 2014, an settlement between america and Cuba, popularly known as “The Cuban Thaw” (brokered in part through Canada and Pope Francis) began the manner of restoring worldwide relations between the two countries.
This thawing is glaringly following via to style “Western” institutions like colossal catwalk style suggests, Chanel being first layout residence off the mark.
indispensable Chanel cruised into Cuba and showcasing its cruise collection. picture: provided
necessary Chanel cruised into Cuba and showcasing its cruise collection. image: SuppliedSource:supplied
The display happened at the Paseo del Prado, Havana’s fundamental artery and image of the links uniting Cuba and France with the Prado having been redesigned in 1928 with the aid of a French landscape architect who at every crossroads placed 8 remarkable bronze statues of lions — Mademoiselle Chanel’s fetish animal.
a laugh and frivolity on the streets of Havana on the Chanel Cruise 2016 series picture: Chanel
amusing and frivolity on the streets of Havana on the Chanel Cruise 2016 collection image: ChanelSource:provided
The display commenced with a gap passage asserting one of the primary cruise silhouettes: masculine-female with long, masculine jackets worn over extensive trousers with flip-ups, flat two-tone footwear, shirts belted with fabric and, certainly, Panama hats.
The classic Chanel jacket on youngsters (!) and a cigar and Cadillacs on a bomber jacket. As you do. picture: Chanel
The traditional Chanel jacket on youngsters (!) and a cigar and Cadillacs on a bomber jacket. As you do. photo: ChanelSource:furnished
The underlying subject matter of the gathering turned into an interpretation of the ‘guayabera’ — a conventional Cuban blouse with pockets, shoulder tabs and flat pleats that Lagerfeld mischievously nicknamed the ‘Cuban tux’.
Chanel cruises into Cuba with Gisele Bündchen as a unique guest. picture: Chanel
Chanel cruises into Cuba with Gisele Bündchen as a special guest. picture: ChanelSource:furnished
a number of the traits Chanel delivered to the fore covered biking shorts delicately rhinestones and embroidered with camellias; multicoloured palm tree prints; scooped necklines; puffed sleeves; feathers; pencil skirts; a Cadillac print and lots of cigar-inspired clutch baggage.
colors protected baroque facades of an vintage metropolis like Cuba with yellow, pink, orange, turquoise, smoky browns and vivid green the big stars.
critical guy-chic: a bolero, panama and cropped pants. photograph: Chanel
serious man-elegant: a bolero, panama and cropped pants. image: ChanelSource:provided
How excellent is that this? Feathers meet tux on the Chanel cruise series shown in Cuba. picture: Chanel
How precise is this? Feathers meet tux at the Chanel cruise collection proven in Cuba. picture: ChanelSource:provided
while the Panama hat made a huge appearance as did an occasional sequined black beret, reminiscent of, fairly irreverently, ‘Commander’ Che Guevara.
As far as add-ons have been concerned, it was all approximately woven turn-flops, caged sandals worn over ankle socks, crocheted backpacks, soft package deal luggage with multicoloured nearby snail patterns, and of course the ‘cigar box’.
Cigar all people?
Cigar each person?supply:provided
After the display, the celebration endured on the Plaza de los angeles Catedral in Havana antique town, and while most people of Cubans don’t even have a Chanel shop not to mention be able to manage to pay for a chunk of fashion designer fashion, the celebration decor changed into all handcrafted by way of Cuban craftsmen and women. true to look the French house contributing to the Cuban financial system.
Brights and sequins: mainstays inside the Chanel cruise collection shown in Cuba. photo: Chanel
Brights and sequins: mainstays within the Chanel cruise collection proven in Cuba. picture: ChanelSource:provided