When news hit that Obama was finally opening up relations with Cuba it was big, but when Karl announced he was showing Cruise in Cuba, it was EVERYTHING. And the collection matched the sentiment….
Scheduled to begin just before the first US cruise ship in 40 years was to dock in Cuba’s port, Chanel welcomed 700 guests who lined the streets of Havana for a show that would mark a very special time in history. Designer Karl Lagerfeld dazzled not only with his gorgeous collection but his pitch perfect nods to both Cuban and French iconic fashion moments. Most notably, the beret. At first glance, the ultimate in all that is classically French, but with more thought, a blazing symbol of Cuban Marxist revolutionist, Che Guevara.
Organza and chinos, brogues and butterfly collars; Paseo del Prado, lined with spectators that sat on wooden benches, instantly breathed a breath of new life, one of which respects the past and that is equally excited for the possibilities of the future.
Karl, you did it again.
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