What Went Down In Cuba At The Chanel Cruise 2016/17 Show

Fashion May 4
Last night, Chanel held their Cruise show 2016/17 in Havana. Cuba have recently relaxed their border restrictions towards to US, going from no-go communist zone of the past, to tourist destination and luxury resort of tomorrow. Top models from the Elite Model Look competition Josephine Le Tutour, Pauline Hoarau, Antonina Petkovic, Alecia MoraisCamille Hurel and Bara Podzimkova all walked in the show and were seen on social media enjoying the sun-drenched streets. Here’s how it went down.

Photo © Barbara Podzimkova

Hot wheels

Bara Podzimkova poses with a vintage car

Photo © Chanel

Jaunty style

Antonina Petkovic on the catwalk. The collection joined together masculine and feminine elements, such as flat brogues with the traditional Chanel tweed suit.

Photo © Josephine Le Tutour via Instagram

Signs of the past

A Che Guavara mural, as spotted by Josephine Le Tutour

Photo © Chanel

Historic setting

Chanel held their show on the Paseo del Prado, Havana’s main street. Re-designed by a French architect in 1928, the street symbolically unites Cuba and Chanel's home country of France. 

Photo © Bhumika Arora via Instagram

New York girls

Alecia Morais poses for a photo with Elite top model Bhumika Arora 

Photo © Josephine Le Tutour via Instragram

Hello, kitty

Josephine spends a moment with a kitten

Photo © Chanel

Print perfection

Bara Podzimkova on the runway, wearing one of the bright pieces in the collection which incorporated vintage cars in the design

Photo © Pauline Hoarau via Instagram

Sunshine bright

Pauline Hoarau on the streets of Havana

Photo © Chanel

Bright in White

Camille Hurel in a lacy ensemble

Photo © Pauline Hoarau via Instagram

Best friends

Models and guests were driven around in a fleet of vintage Cadillacs. On the backseat, Pauline and Josephine pose for a shot

Photo © Chanel

Beret beauty

Pauline Hoarau had two looks in the show, including this relaxed short suit

Photo © Antonina Petkovic via Instagram

Bold and bright

Antonina Petkovic captures the streets of Havana

Photo © Bara Podzimkova via Instagram


Bara Podzimkova was spotted with fellow Elite model Lauren de Graaf

Photo © Chanel

Final bow

Karl Lagerfeld took his bow wearing a sparkly jacket from Hedi Slimane's final collection for Saint Laurent

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