Chanel show

Prestige issue 251, June 2014

Journey on the crossroads

between East and West

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld presented the Cruise Collection of Chanel 2014/2015 on The Island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “It was time to give a new life to the oriental style because Orient has its importance in the history of the 21st century” assures Karl Lagerfeld. After joining The Island in abra, the nearly thousand guests attended the show in a magical oasis in the shadow of the double C moucharabiehs built for the occasion. The evening continued with a private concert by singer Janelle Monae in a setting worthy of the Arabian Nights.

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© Chanel / Photo Olivier Saillant

Decorated with iconic moucharabiehs with the double C design, in a pure Arabic spirit, a vast sand-colored building was specially designed for the occasion by CHANEL on The Island, off the coast of Dubai. It is in this perfect rectangle, powerful, with lush oasis that took place the fabulous parade.

In the iconic range of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld reinterprets elements of oriental art in forms and lines resolutely contemporary. The models presented are full of femininity, boldness and sophistication. The airy and delicate materials play with transparencies and overlays and are adorned with precious embroidery, multicolored sequins or neoprene camellias.

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© Chanel/ Photos: Benoït Peverelli

“I took in the Oriental fashion what I found sexy and timeless, and from there, I created a modern look for women worldwide.” Karl Lagerfeld

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“The prints I created are inspired by tiles of Arabic Spain from the11th and 12th centuries, and North Africa. These floral patterns are still modern while they have nearly a thousand years. “Karl Lagerfeld

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“I have asked our jewelers to get inspired from the Orient and to make blends for jewelry.” Karl Lagerfeld

© Chanel / Photos: Anne Combaz / Benoït Peverelli

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© Chanel / Photos: Anne Combaz / Benoït Peverelli

Celebrities at the Chanel Cruise parade

Several celebrities have come to Dubai to attend the Chanel Cruise parade. Among them, the ambassadors of CHANEL Vanessa Paradis, Tilda Swinton, Anna Mouglalis, Alice Dellal and Zhou Xun, actresses Dakota Fanning, Freida Pinto, Elisa Sednaoui, Yasmine Hamdan and Razane Jammal.

Défilé Chanel 8 Zhou Xun Défilé Chanel 10 Yasmine Hamdane Défilé Chanel 12 Dakota Fanning

© Chanel / Photos: Anne Combaz

Dakota Fanning: “It is clear that this is a Chanel show, but we feel that Karl Lagerfeld has captured the spirit of the place.”

Défilé Chanel 14 Vanessa Paradis

© Chanel / Photos: Anne Combaz

Vanessa Paradis “They do things with so much talent, so much intelligence. The way they used the symbols of oriental culture in Chanel outfits was remarkable. It was beautiful. ” Upon their arrival on the island, VIPs are photographed while in the background, one can see the towers of Dubai with Burj Khalifa.

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Sheikha Lulu Al Sabah opted for a black cotton dress with a lace top, look 66, the Ready-to-Wear Spring-summer 2014, black leather sandals and a silver clutch.

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Princess Ameera al-Taweel accessorized her outfit with a  plexi.black and white clutch.