Chanel announces its Cruise 2017 runway show in Havana, Cuba

According to Fashionista, Karl Lagerfeld will hold his new Cruise 2017 runway show in Havana, Cuba. Lagerfeld has staged cruise shows in Texas, Dublin, Venice, Singapore, and Dubai. But, Chanel has never before brought its show to Latin America. 

Chanel Cruise 2008 Collection in Paris-Dallas, Texas
Chanel Cruise 2008 Collection in Paris-Dallas, Texas
Chanel 2008 Cruise Collection in Paris-Dallas, Texas USA
Chanel 2008 Cruise Collection in Paris-Dallas, Texas USA

The French house’s cruise 2017 show is set to take place in Havana, Cuba on May 3, 2016 — the first major fashion production to hit the city since diplomatic relations have been restored in the US.

Chanel Cruise 2013 Collection in Scotland
Chanel Cruise 2013 Collection in Scotland
Chanel Cruise 2013 collection in Scotland
Chanel Cruise 2013 collection in Scotland

According to a release from Chanel, the “cultural richness and opening up of Cuba” has long inspired Lagerfeld, and if his past collections are any indication, there will certainly be plenty of the country’s lively, colorful flavor injected into the clothing.

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