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Havana's First International Fashion Show Since 1959

News - IN A global fashion first, Karl Lagerfeld presented his Chanel 2016/17 Cruise collection in Havana on the island of Cuba: a historic yet playful revolution that will go down in the annals of Chanel’s fashion files.

In fact, it was the first international fashion show in the Cuban capital since the 1959 communist revolution. A swag of celebrities, including Tilda Swinton, Gisele Bündchen, Vanessa Paradis and Vin Diesel gathered on the leafy Prado promenade that had been turned into a runway for the show.

While Cuba and the US restored diplomatic relations last year it was Cuba’s “cultural richness” that inspired Chanel designer Lagerfeld to focus his collection around the controversial country.

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