When Karl does a collection, he goes big. Dubai, the city known for its superlatives, was this year’s destination and inspiration for the Chanel Cruise collection. And my, what Karl pulled out of his magical CC branded hat for this show, we were absolutely smitten!
It was the fashion show of the year really, Karl brought his gorgeous muses along including Vanessa Paradis, Dakota Fanning, Tilda Swinton and Freida Pinto.
And don’t even get us started on the location – they built a CC branded hangar on a private island. Guests were invited onto traditional dhow boats and welcomed on the island of Chanel.
The collection was very influenced by the Middle East, many aspects of the Arab culture were used for this collection. The IT bag for this season? Definitely the quilted petroleum can bag, can’t get more middle eastern than that and very tongue-in-cheek by Karl. Another highlight was the dress with the skyline of Dubai which had the audience applaud. Job well done once again by the talented designer.