5/05/2016

Chanel Takes The Catwalk To Cuba {Photos}



Fashion power house,Chanel premiered their 2016/2017 inter-seasonal cruise collection in Havana,Cuba on Wednesday night. Celeb in attendance were;Supermodel Gisele Bundchen,Fast and Furious star,Vin Diesel,Johhny Deep former partner,Vanessa Paradis and former Ciuban president grandson and aspiring model, Antonio Castro.

Cuba is fast becoming a place to be after President Obama and the Rolling stone  visited.This is the first time a major fashion house will host a catwalk on the on the Communist-ruled island. More photos below...
Spectacular: The premiere of Chanel 2016/2017 'cruise' line offered a startling sight in a country officially dedicated to social equality and the rejection of material wealth

Actor Vin Diesel (center) is surrounded by fans in Cuba as he climbs out of a vintage car to attend the Chanel fashion show

Celebration: Models from the show dance the 'congo' after the show, Chanel's first presentation in Latin America
Hot right now: Karl Lagerfeld, who has been at Chanel's creative helm since 1983, has said his latest inter-seasonal Cruise collection was inspired by the 'cultural richness and opening up of Cuba'
Fashion first: Chanel became the first major fashion house to send models down the catwalk in Cuba on Wednesday night

Welcomed with open arms: Vin Diesel enjoys mingles with crowds in Havana ahead of the Chanel show

Special guest: Antonio Castro, aspiring model and grandson of former president Fidel Castro, is seen prior to the fashion show
Antonio Castro
Strike a pose! Fans wait to catch a glimpse of Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen, who poses before a fashion show by Karl Lagerfeld as part of his latest inter-seasonal Cruise collection for Chanel

Havana nights: Karl Lagerfeld escorts his godson Hudson  at the Paseo del Prado street in Havana, Cuba, after the show

Karl Lagerfeld poses for pictures with his godson Hudson, the son of model Brad Kroenig who has long collaborated with the designer

Cruising: Models sashay down Prado boulevard in casual summer clothes inspired by the Art Deco elegance of pre-revolutionary Cuba

Love: Vin Diesel (pictured) also attended the show. The latest installment of the multibillion-dollar 'Fast and Furious' action movie franchise he stars in is filming in Cuba

German designer Karl Lagerfeld (center) closes the runway in Havana, after holding the fashion house's first catwalk in Latin America

French singer Vanessa Paradis (center) walks towards a vintage car to attend a fashion show by Chanel in the Paseo del Prado

Love: Vin Diesel (pictured) also attended the show. The latest installment of the multibillion-dollar 'Fast and Furious' action movie franchise he stars in is filming in Cuba

Catching a glimpse: Cubans try to watch the Chanel performance at the Prado promenade in Havana, Cuba, from the balconies

'Hola Cuba!': Bundchen  posted a photo of a Havana downtown park on her Instagram account that received around 113,000 likes

Coming to Cuba: The fashion world's glitterati descended on Havana for Chanel's show, including supermodel Gisele Bundchen (above)

Style: The show was the most extreme manifestation to date of the hot new status Cuba has assumed in the international art and cultural scene since the declaration of detente with the United States in December 2014


Transformation: A grand Havana colonial avenue was turned into a private runway for the French fashion house on Wednesday night
Critics: The exclusive show is also a reminder of new inequalities on the Communist-ruled island as Chanel goods are not sold in Cuba and most locals could not even dream of affording them, given even a small handbag costs thousands of dollarsCritics: The exclusive show is also a reminder of new inequalities on the Communist-ruled island as Chanel goods are not sold in Cuba and most locals could not even dream of affording them, given even a small handbag costs thousands of dollarsTrendy: Cuba is fast becoming one of the world's most fashionable destinations, as tourists and the style elite seek to savor faded glamour and Caribbean flair before it changes too much. Pictured left and right, GiseleTrendy: Cuba is fast becoming one of the world's most fashionable destinations, as tourists and the style elite seek to savor faded glamour and Caribbean flair before it changes too much. Pictured left and right, Gisele

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