After a Rolling Stones concert, a visit from the American president Obama en the arrival of the first cruise ship in the harbors of Cuba, it was time for yet another milestone for the communist country: designer Karl Lagerfeld presented his Cruise 2017 collection in colorful Havana.
A touch a Cuba
The show was held on the broad boulevard Paseo del prado in the center of the country's capital. The backdrop for the Cruise clothing consisted of colonial architecture and lush trees. Karl Lagerfeld used several references in his designs to both the pre-revolution as modern day Cuba: the olive green hue of some of the pieces was remnant of the military uniforms of Fidel en Raúl Castro and several models wore the characterisic baret that was often worn by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.
The French fashion house had rented 150 classic American cars to transport their guests to their Chanel street festival. The touristic symbol of the car was also used as a print which was seen on dresses and other clothing pieces. Among performers were singer Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club) and the popular band Gente de Zona.
From backstage to the runway and front row, view all our Instagram highlights below: